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The Command Line Builder

Last week we introduced the command line builder to all our Validator tools.

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Exceptions Codes you’ve never heard of

If you write software for any length of time you’ll have seen your software fail in a variety of ways.

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June 12, 2020
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Changes to how we display data

We’ve changed the display of data on all of our tree controls that are used to display callstacks and call trees. The old method of […]

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March 6, 2020
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Turbo Debugger Symbols Viewer

If you’re using Delphi or 32 bit C++ Builder your compiler/linker produces symbols in TDS format. TDS means Turbo Debugger Symbols – it’s an old […]

Development productivity
March 6, 2020
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An easier way to view crashes in the Windows Event Log

In a previous article I wrote about how to identify crashes in the Windows Event Log. You need to use the Windows Event Viewer, inspect […]

Development
February 12, 2020
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Identifying crashes with the Windows Event Log

It’s an unfortunate and inevitable fact that while developing software sometimes your software will crash. This also happens, sometimes, hopefully very infrequently, in production code. […]

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July 11, 2019
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Stdout redirection and capture

We were recently asked if Memory Validator could handle monitoring a program that took it’s input from a file and wrote its’ output to a […]

Development Thread
June 19, 2019
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Thread naming

Multi-threading is becoming quite common these days. It’s a useful way to provide a responsive user interface while performing work at the same time. Our […]

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May 12, 2018
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Support for Menus in Visual Studio 2017, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2010

Visual Studio menu support We’ve just added support for integrating tool menus into Visual Studio. This integration supports most of our tools. The menu only […]

Development productivity
March 19, 2018
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Cleaning up Visual Studio

Why would you ever need a tool to clean up Visual Studio? Doesn’t Visual Studio have a built in “clean” mode that cleans your build […]

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