Why Should You Always Debug with the Plugin Registration Tool

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

I have written posts on how to debug with the Plugin Registration Tool (PRT) and the PRT features in the past. Working mainly with Online deployments lately, I gathered some insights I would like to share here. First, some facts: Debugging Online deployed Custom Workflow Activities (CWA) with the PRT is currently impossibleThis is sad, because there is no method to debug Online CWA with Visual Studio. The PRT is certainly purposed to help debugging CWA, but the functionality just doesn’t work. Additionally, current (v7.1.1) and former SDK versions do not describe CWA debugging procedure with the PRT,...
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Debugging Server Side Components with ReAttach

Monday, April 13, 2015

Whether you are using the Plugin Registration Tool or Attach to server process technique to debug Plugin or Custom Workflow Activity components, you probably waste a LOT of time on the Attach To Process procedure in Visual Studio: 1. Click Debug menu 2. Click Attach To Process… menu option 3. Find the target process in the processes list 4. Click Attach Preform this procedure over and over again for every debug iteration…not only this procedure is time consuming, it also takes your mental focus off the debugging process.   I recently discovered the ReAttach extension for Visual Studio,...