How to enable tracing in Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals

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This article describes how to enable tracing in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals.
To enable tracing in Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals, you must enable the
registry key. To do this, follow these steps. Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.
  1. Create a new .reg file that is named EnableTrace.reg.
  2. Add the following code to the file that you created in step 1.
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\DBPro\Tracing]"LogDir"="%USERPROFILE%\\Application Data\\Microsoft\\VisualStudio\\8.0\\DBPro\\Trace""PrefixTime"=dword:00000001"PrefixPid"=dword:00000001"PrefixThreadId"=dword:00000001"TraceSwitch"=dword:00000003"TraceToLogFile"=dword:00000000"TraceToEventLog"=dword:00000000"TraceToDebugOutput"=dword:00000001"DisplayCallStack"=dword:00000000"UniqueLogFile"=dword:00000001"EventIdsToTrace"=dword:00007fff 
  3. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  4. On the File menu, click Import.
  5. Locate and then click the file that you created in step 1, and then click Open.
  6. In the Registry Editor dialog box, click OK.
The following explains some options that are associated with the
registry key.


The TraceSwitch option is a trace filter that has the following settings.


Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals has multiple subareas. Each area of the product is assigned an Event ID in an exponential series. For example, the Event IDs may resemble the following:
1, 2, 4, 8


The LogDir option is the location where the output from a trace will go. You can use environment variables in the LogDir string.


If the UniqueLogFile option is set to true, every session of Visual Studio 2005 will create a new log file. This will only occur if the TraceToLogFile option set to true. The name of the log file is determined by the algorithm itself.
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