Using Visual Studio for Script Debugging in XtraReports

DevExpress Data Blog
13 September 2011

We are happy to announce yet another little improvement in the next version of the XtraReports Suite(v2011 vol 2) - the ability to debug report scripts in Visual Studio.

To enable this feature, add the following lines enclosed in the <system.diagnostics> tags to the <configuration> section of the config file of your application (or the web.config file of your ASP.NET application).

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
      <add name="AllowDebugXtraReportScripts" value="true"/>

Then run your application and attach Microsoft Visual Studio to this process.

Attaching to a Process in Visual Studio

How to attach to a process in Microsoft Visual Studio

After calling the CreateDocument() method for your report (e.g. when switching to the Preview tab in an End-User Designer), the corresponding script code is available at Visual Studio runtime, and it is possible to set a breakpoint on it.

Setting a breakpoint at Visual Studio runtime

After finishing debugging your scripts, you may wish to remove all temporary files that are created to provide this functionality. They are located in the following directory: C:\Users\User_Name\AppData\Local\Temp

Removing temporary files  

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