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Entrian Attach 1.3.3: Bugfixes, new hotkey

Monday, December 21st, 2015 by Richie Hindle

Announcing the release of Entrian Attach 1.3.3:

  • Added a keystroke to enable/disable Entrian Attach without needing to launch the Configuration dialog – Ctrl+E, Ctrl+E by default (thanks, Sergei).
  • The options for w3wp.exe and iisexpress.exe are now correctly available when you specify a full path to the executable rather than just the name (thanks, Goran).
  • Running multiple Visual Studios, each configured to attach to the same executable using different conditions, now works properly (thanks, Jason).

You can download Entrian Attach 1.3.3 from the Download page.


New: Entrian Inline Watch displays live variable values inline in your code as you debug

Saturday, August 8th, 2015 by Richie Hindle

I’m really excited to announce a new product from Entrian Solutions: Entrian Inline Watch.

It displays the values of variables inline in your source code, updated live as you step through your code:

Animation of Entrian Inline Watch in action

You can see the live values right there in the source, rather than having to hover over them with the mouse, or find them in the Watch windows.

As soon as you land in a function, or at a breakpoint, you can see the values of your function parameters and variables instantly.

It makes debugging almost pleasant.  You and your team need it.  🙂

Entrian Inline Watch works with Visual Studio 2010, 2012, 2013 or 2015; any edition except Express.

It works with both Managed and Native debugging; in C++, C#, and VB.

It’s free during the Beta period, with builds timing out after a few weeks.  Once it’s out of Beta it will cost $29 per developer, or $24 with a volume discount.

Download it from the download page, read the fine manual and the FAQ, and let me know what you think!  (And bear in mind it’s in Beta, and therefore does not carry a no-weirdness guarantee.)


Entrian Attach 1.3.1: Supports Visual Studio 2015, plus Wildcards

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 by Richie Hindle

I’m pleased to announce the release of Entrian Attach 1.3.1:

  • Now supports Visual Studio 2015.
  • You can now specify a wildcard pattern like C:\MyDir\*.exe (thanks, Jason).
  • Fixed a bug with attaching to processes in non-English versions of Visual Studio (thanks, Bruno).

You can download Entrian Attach 1.3.1 from the Download page.

Entrian Attach 1.2.3: Fix for attaching the Visual Studio debugger to Java processes

Thursday, May 15th, 2014 by Richie Hindle

I’ve just released Entrian Attach 1.2.3, which fixes two bugs:

  • Entrian Attach would fail to attach your debugger to Java processes with enormously long command lines.  Thanks, Ivo and Steven.
  • Where you have more than one rule for the same executable, all rules are now consistently considered when that executable starts.  Previously, if one rule matched but another didn’t, the attach might not happen. Thanks, Jason.

The Entrian Attach download page is the place to go for the upgrade.


Entrian Attach 1.2.2: Attach to running processes according to their window title

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 by Richie Hindle

I’m pleased to announce Entrian Attach 1.2.2, which can now attach to running processes according to their window title:

Thanks for the suggestion, Adam!

This release also fixes two bugs:

  • Attach could crash for processes with long command lines.
  • When using Attach Now where there are multiple candidate processes but only some of them match your condition, Attach would correctly attach to the matching processes but then tell you that there were no matching processes (duh).

Download from the usual place.

(This post is also available in Polish.)


Entrian Attach 1.2: Support for Visual Studio 2013

Monday, July 22nd, 2013 by Richie Hindle

I’ve just released Entrian Attach 1.2, which supports Visual Studio 2013.  Download from the usual place.

New product: Entrian Attach: Automatically attach the debugger to processes as they start

Friday, April 19th, 2013 by Richie Hindle

ScreenshotI’m excited to announce Entrian’s new product: Entrian Attach!

Entrian Attach automatically attaches the Visual Studio debugger  to processes the moment they start, however they’re started.

Use it to debug services, web servers, code in DllMain, unit tests, setup custom actions, whatever you like.  It works for both native and managed code.

The debugger attaches as the process is created, not on a polling timer, so you get control right from the very first instruction.

You can use it to debug into child processes as well, and control whether to attach only to immediate children or to grandchild processes.

Entrian Attach knows about web servers, and you can configure it to attach to IIS or IIS Express only for certain web sites or application pools.

It supports conditional attachment for any process, according to the process’s user and/or command line.

And finally it has an “Attach Now” command to attach directly to interesting running processes, to save you digging around in Visual Studio’s Attach to Process dialog.

And finally finally, it comes with a built-in five-minute tutorial to walk you through all the features.

Download it today and give it a spin!  The Beta is free but time-limited.  The final version will cost $29 per developer.