FIX: Your IDE may stop responding when you try to display __based pointer member variable information in the Watch window in Visual C++ .NET 2003

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Article ID: 873443 - View products that this article applies to.
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SYMPTOMS

Your IDE may stop responding when you try to display __based pointer member variable information in the Watch window in Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2003.

CAUSE

The IDE debugger does not support viewing __based pointer member variables. Adding __based pointer member variables to the Watch window may cause unexpected behavior.

RESOLUTION

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date         Time   Version      Size     File name
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20-Jul-2004  10:13  7.10.4202.0  241,664  Mspdb71.dll 
20-Jul-2004  15:26  7.10.4202.0  237,568  Natdbgee.dll

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Properties

Article ID: 873443 - Last Review: May 15, 2006 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2003 Standard Edition
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