In more complicated projects, simple F5 doesn’t compile&debug. In cases where you’re working with IIS (w3wp process), we need to attach the debugger manually.
The simple gif below shows you how to attach it normally:
For the first time it’s ok, but repeating this step 10 times in hour is painful. Could this be done in one button or keyboard shortcut?
ReAttach is a free tool which solves this exact issue. Just take a look at the picture below:
It has many useful and simple features:
- Hotkey sequence CTRL+R, CTRL+[number] allows you to attach to one of the latest targets
- It waits for the process if it doesn’t exist yet (for example
w3wp IIS\APPPOOL myapp)
- It supports all Visual Studio versions after and including 2010