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Visual Studio Express 2013 "Watch" Windows

Posted 20 February 2014 - 01:45 PM

Hi,

I'm having issues with Visual Studio Express 2013 for Desktop that nobody can seem to help me with.

A few weeks ago, these "Watch" windows suddenly started popping up every time I try to Debug my application.

Four of them pop up and they freeze Visual Studio to the point where it becomes unresponsive, forcing me to kill the process. I have looked around to see how to turn them off, but nobody can seem to point me in the right direction and I cannot find anything through searching.

I have been forced to "Start without Debugging" in order to get the program to launch without these windows.

When I click "Debug > Windows" there is nothing related to these Watch windows there. Since they only come up after Debugging and they instantly freeze up VS, I don't know how I can get rid of these.

I just tried Repairing Visual Studio's installation hoping that would solve it, but it has not.

I have no idea how I suddenly enabled these, but I'm hoping someone here can point me in the right direction.


Thanks in advance,
Matt


PS. I attached a snapshot of what happens after I debug.

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Re: Visual Studio Express 2013 "Watch" Windows

Posted 20 February 2014 - 01:49 PM

Put a break point at the top of your app. F5 to start your app and have it hit that break point.

In the debug menu go to: -> windows -> watch -> watch1-4.

Turn on and off as needed.

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Re: Visual Studio Express 2013 "Watch" Windows

Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:01 PM

Hi,

Thanks for the quick response!

I'm afraid that didn't seem to fix it. Either that, or I'm doing something wrong. I inserted the breakpoint, made sure that When Hit it would not continue execution, placed it at the top of my app, but the Watch windows still launch and freeze up VS as soon as I Debug.
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Re: Visual Studio Express 2013 "Watch" Windows

Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:04 PM

Then.. close them.
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Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:09 PM

The Watch windows freeze Visual Studio and make it unresponsive as soon as I debug. I don't have a chance to close them.
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Re: Visual Studio Express 2013 "Watch" Windows

Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:12 PM

How long have you given your computer time to load what ever the watch windows were told to watch? A minute? Five?

Then there's the: tools -> import/export settings -> reset all settings.
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Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:17 PM

I've given it several minutes. I've gone away for about 15 minutes and came back and it was still unresponsive.


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:19 PM

.. and you are sure your breakpoint is being hit? At the first most possible place it can? Have you tried reboot? Closing down all visual studios.. maybe make up a console app that has some trivial line, closing them there, exiting out of all visual studios, and see if the settings are save?
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Re: Visual Studio Express 2013 "Watch" Windows

Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:25 PM

How can I make sure the breakpoint is being hit?

I've tried making a blank Form app and launching it, as I just did with a Console app (I made it launch a message box) but the same thing is happening. I've made sure everything is closed.

I honestly have no idea how this even happened. I was coding a few weeks back, I hit Debug like I always do, and they suddenly just started showing up.


Thanks for giving me your help,
Matt
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Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:26 PM

Check the event viewer then..

control panel -> admin tools -> event viewer.. see what is floating around there.
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Re: Visual Studio Express 2013 "Watch" Windows

Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:35 PM

I've checked the Event logs ever since this first happened, nothing at all is showing up related Visual Studio.


I just took a short video of what I'm doing. Maybe I'm not inserting the breakpoint properly?

http://youtu.be/yjeP8x_2Xv8



Thanks,
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Re: Visual Studio Express 2013 "Watch" Windows

Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:37 PM

No.. set it on main or the first line in main.
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Re: Visual Studio Express 2013 "Watch" Windows

Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:48 PM

Like so? http://youtu.be/gqCGSHpblfk

The same thing seems to be happening.


Thanks,
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Re: Visual Studio Express 2013 "Watch" Windows

Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:52 PM

Yes..

Well due to the fact I am using VS2013 and this is not happening I would wager it is a conflict with your system that is causing VS to hang. That means it is time for you to submit a bug request to microsoft about this.
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Re: Visual Studio Express 2013 "Watch" Windows

Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:58 PM

You might try temporarily disabling any extensions that you have installed to see if one of these is a problem.
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