Attaching to Sitecore Sites with Smart Debug Attacher

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 @ 02:00

By: Rob Reilley, Senior Developer – I'm sure everyone has a set of tools they use for speeding up debugging. One of my favorites to use is the Smart Debug Attacher. You can find the Visual Studio extension here. It is very easy to use. After you install it, you will see the following on the Visual Studio tool bar:

Attach Smart Debug Selections

If you haven't used it before and attach to a process, you will see the following message. Just click OK.

Debug Attach History

The following display appears. Simply find the process you want to attach to, select it and then double-click. Then click on the Attach button. Visual Studio will then attach to the process and go into debug mode.

Smart Debug Attacher

The nice thing about this tool is that you can see the app pool so, if you have several sites, you can attach to the correct one. It will also remember what you attached to last time so you don't have to keep selecting the process you want to attach to.



Rob Reilly
Rob Reilley, Senior Developer at Paragon, has over 20 years of programming experience on various platforms using a variety of languages in many different business environments. He is a certified Sitecore developer and has been developing websites with Sitecore for more than 4 years. With his experience, he is able to come up with suggestions that help improve processes. You can find him currently on various developer forums asking or giving advice in the industry.