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Monitor stack size to prevent, predict or debug the StackOverflowException.
The following tools can be used to view the current stack size for threads:
1) Visual studio debugger.
3) Process Explorer
The need to monitor and diagnose potential stack overflow problems during the software development and testing stage is due to the catastrophic nature of the stack overflow condition. This exception or state can rarely be handled intelligently and often cannot be handled at all. For these reasons, it can be desirable to detect or monitor thread stack size during application development and testing, or debugging, when the potential for too-little stack space exists, or stack overflow errors are detected.
See the windbg help documentation under the heading, Debugging a Stack Overflow, for a detailed example of debugging thread stack size issues on a native debugger.
Debugging Tools for Windows
Managed StackOverflowException Class:
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Article ID: 949517 - Last Review: February 21, 2008 - Revision: 1.2
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