I'm using Visual Studio 2008; is it possible to configure a project debugging options to automatically attach to a process with a certain name when hitting F5?
Edit: actual macro, specifying to attach to managed code:
Sub AttachToMyProcess() Try Dim dbg2 As EnvDTE80.Debugger2 = DTE.Debugger Dim trans As EnvDTE80.Transport = dbg2.Transports.Item("Default") Dim dbgeng(1) As EnvDTE80.Engine dbgeng(0) = trans.Engines.Item("Managed") Dim proc2 As EnvDTE80.Process2 = dbg2.GetProcesses(trans, "MyMachine").Item("MyProcess") proc2.Attach2(dbgeng) Catch ex As System.Exception MsgBox(ex.Message) End Try End Sub
It is possible. You can write a macro like this
DTE.Debugger.DetachAll() For Each proc As EnvDTE.Process In DTE.Debugger.LocalProcesses If proc.Name.IndexOf("processname") <> -1 Then proc.Attach() End If Next
And then change VS key bindings to execute this macro when F5 is pressed
Try pressing CTRL + ALT + P. I suppose you could remap Debug.AttachtoProcess if you really wanted to.
I have written and add-in for this, you may want to try it out.