FIX: Remote Debugging Fails Due to Many OutputDebugString Calls

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The Visual C++ debugger crashes during remote debugging when the application being debugged makes many calls to the OutputDebugString() function.


The cause of the problem is partial filling of the buffer due to repeated calling ouputdebugstring within a very short time span.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This bug was corrected in Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 3.


For additional information about Visual Studio service packs, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
194022 Visual Studio 6.0 service packs, what, where, why
194295 How to tell that a Visual Studio service pack is installed
For more information, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:
How to enable remote debugging on Windows XP Service Pack 2


Article ID: 217369 - Last Review: February 21, 2014 - Revision: 3.0
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual C++, 32-bit Learning Edition 6.0
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