BugAid tool for Visual Studio review

BugAid by Omer Raviv and Vitaly Belman helps you visualize, search and compare live objects data when debugging a C# application in Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2010.

In the QuickWatch window or in a popup when you hover the mouse over a variable you can search for field names and data:

BugAid QuickWatch window

BugAid QuickWatch window


Popup BugAid object inspector in Visual Studio 2010

Popup BugAid object inspector in Visual Studio 2010


You can also search inside a collection:
Search in a collection

Search in a collection


BugAid can compare two objects for you and find the differences:
Context menu commands for comparison

Context menu commands for comparison


Finding the differences in objects data

Finding the differences in objects data


You can quickly customize the single line view for each class by selecting important fields that you want to see as a description. For example, in the following screenshot I selected the BaseURI and IsReadOnly properties for XmlDocument:
Customizing object description

Customizing object description


BugAid lets you add custom expressions written in C# that perform calculations on object’s data and call its methods (or call static methods on external classes). These results are shown along object’s properties:
Dynamically calculated expression Bugs fixed this month

Dynamically calculated expression Bugs fixed this month


Another interesting BugAid feature is the statement execution visualization. It shows parameters and return values of function calls happened when you Step Over a line in the debugger:
Statement execution visualization

Statement execution visualization

BugAid supports debugging of C# applications in Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2010. A personal license costs $49. A 60-day trial version can be downloaded from the official website.

 

 

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