Version 4.49, 11 January 2023
Version 4.49 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for Stub Global Hook detection.

Version 4.48, 13 December 2022
Version 4.48 includes the following functionality:

  • Misc bug fixes.

Version 4.47, 28 November 2022
Version 4.47 includes the following functionality:

  • Misc bug fixes.
  • Updated UX Theme.

Version 4.46, 31 October 2022
Version 4.46 includes the following functionality:

  • Licencing bug fix.
  • Data entry bug fix - prevent informative error dialog displaying in wrong situation.
  • Simplified UX for the File Locations dialog, plus improved options for file searching.
  • Updated Help menu.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.
  • Updated documentation.

Version 4.45, 22 October 2022
Version 4.45 includes the following functionality:

  • Symbol fetching bug fix.
  • Updated Help menu.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 4.44, 03 October 2022
Version 4.44 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for parsing XML event log data when it contained double quotes but parser was expecting single quotes.

Version 4.43, 13 September 2022
Version 4.43 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for C++ parser.
  • Bug fix for DWARF symbol processing.
  • Bug fix for reseting .Net profiler environment variables - to stop the profiler accidentally starting when you run a .Net process outside of Bug Validator.

Version 4.42, 09 August 2022
Version 4.42 includes the following functionality:

  • Addition of new page to the First Run Wizard - build example projects.
  • Bug fix for Symbol Lookup settings.
  • Bug fix for service library.
  • Bug fix for failure to attach to a launched application when the user specifies the PATH environment variable on the launch dialog.
  • Addition of bad path colouring for PATH environment variable on the environment variables dialog (from launch dialogs/wizards).
  • Bug fix for path substitution.
  • Improved default IIS user name suggestion on IIS related dialogs.

Version 4.41, 20 July 2022
Version 4.41 includes the following functionality:

  • Updated licence key entry to be aware of multiple different whitespace equivalents for various languages.
  • Bug fix for floating licensing.

Version 4.40, 08 July 2022
Version 4.40 includes the following functionality:

  • Reduction in CPU usage consumption for floating licence thread.
  • Improved end of session detection for data transport from target application.
  • Hooked File Extensions addition of new option for Hook All, Only Hook and Don't Hook to make using these filters similar to other filters.
  • Source Files Filters addition of new option for Hook All to make using these filters similar to other filters.
  • Improved the accuracy of filtering - some filters now have narrower tolerances for matching a filter, allowing for more accurate filters to be used.
  • Added code colouring to Crash View to indicate any filters that will be in force for the next session (highlighting any files etc filtered out by newly added/enabled filters.

Version 4.39, 24 June 2022
Version 4.39 includes the following functionality:

  • Improvement to session timeout handling to catch those few applications that run as a service that need a timeout.
  • Bug fix for licence server global floating licences (development only, not available yet) reporting licences in use when licence has been released.
  • Refactored Floating licence GUI and Auto test GUI.

Version 4.38, 20 June 2022
Version 4.38 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for testing if service (or application linked to a service) is linked to the NT Service API.
  • Static analysis bug fixes.
  • Additional logging added to NT Service API.
  • New NT Service API call: svlBVStub_ShutdownBugValidator()
  • Data race bug fixes for Floating Licence handling.
  • Addition of timeout to improve process-has-finished handling for the few applications that don't handle this well - usually processes running on a service account that don't allow their process handle to be opened.
  • Bug fix for missing installer dependency on vanilla machines with no installs.

Version 4.37, 06 June 2022
Version 4.37 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for source code code scrolling drawing error on DPI scaled displays.
  • Updated installer to only ask about closing Visual Studio after the choice for installing Visual Studio menus has been made.

Version 4.36, 31 May 2022
Version 4.36 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix PDB symbol reader.
  • Additional microsoft include file filtering/
  • Various static analysis bug fixes.

Version 4.35, 23 May 2022
Version 4.35 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for Hooked DLLs.
  • Bug fixes for licence server.
  • Bug fixes for incorrect test with FindFirstFile().
  • Bug fix for launch wizard/dialog, can no longer select hidden GUI by accident, will only hide GUI if target application is a console application.
  • Performance improvement (detected with Performance Validator).
  • Reliability improvement for memory mapped data transport when other end of the data comms dies unexpectedly.

Version 4.34, 26 April 2022
Version 4.34 includes the following functionality:

  • Static analysis bug fixes.
  • Misc bug fixes.
  • Support for licence server.
  • Improved Loaded Modules dialog. Additional columns to indicate native/managed/mixed-mode and Debug/Release dll status.

Version 4.33, 07 April 2022
Version 4.33 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for toolbar launch icon enabled/disabled status.
  • Data transport improvement - reduced locking.
  • Improved registry access handling.
  • Bug fix PE file entry point type recognition. Incorrect classification of C++.Net applications as native now fixed.

Version 4.32, 30 March 2022
Version 4.32 includes the following functionality:

  • Command line options documented so that you can use Bug Validator from the command line.
  • Addition of Command Line Builder to help you create command lines to invoke Coverage Validator. See Launch menu.
  • Addition of command line builder button to launch dialog and launch wizard to allow you to easily generate a usable command line from a known working launch configuration.

Version 4.31, 27 March 2022
Version 4.31 includes the following functionality:

  • Performance improvement for exporting sessions.
  • Bug fix for progress dialog. If has a NULL windows prevent it from causing all windows on screen from flickering if Invalidated.

Version 4.30, 22 February 2022
Version 4.30 includes the following functionality:

  • File paths specified inside the -fileLocations can have environment variables specified as part of the path. The env var is resolved when it is imported from the file.
  • File Locations user interface now reports how many file locations are specified.
  • Diagnostic environment variable display now displays Bug Validator env vars, target application env vars, and any errors substituting env vars in strings, allowing you to debug env var usage inside Bug Validator.
  • More information about using environment variables and how to debug them in this article: https://blog.softwareverify.com/using-and-debugging-environment-variables

Version 4.29, 08 February 2022
Version 4.29 includes the following functionality:

  • UX improvement. Removal of dialog asking about a symbol directory. We now check for the existence of this directory and add it to the PDB paths automatically.
  • Diagnostic tab. Addition of new categories "Symbol Errors" and "Symbol Success" allowing you to more easily identify symbol failure or symbol success messages.
  • Bug fix for positioning of Bug Validator at startup. It will now redisplay where it used to be shown, and if it can't (because of monitors changing size or position) it will work out a sensible place to display itself.

Version 4.28, 07 February 2022
Version 4.28 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for reading debug symbols for DLL in directories that are write protected or require admin privileges to write files.
  • Bug fix for symbol reader helper utility programs.
  • Updated API and NT Service API related header files with extra information about which header files to use for which task.
  • Update API and NT Service API documentation.
  • Additional checks built into the start Validator from service code to check that the data transfer directory exists and is writeable.

Version 4.27, 28 January 2022
Version 4.27 includes the following functionality:

  • Maintenance release.

Version 4.26, 25 January 2022
Version 4.26 includes the following functionality:

  • Diagnostic data improvements.
  • Misc improvements.

Version 4.25, 10 January 2022
Version 4.25 includes the following functionality:

  • Source code discovery (for CRT/Visual Studio supplied files) improved. We can now show you source code for the CRT/Visual Studio parts of your trace that are not your code.

Version 4.24, 05 January 2022
Version 4.24 includes the following functionality:

  • Additional checks for Address Sanitizer. Now checks the PE file exports and the symbols.
  • Updated FORTRAN keyword colouring rules to include FORTRAN 2003, 2008.
  • File Locations settings updated to prevent non-directory locations from being added to the list of directories.
  • File Locations settings when loaded are checked to see if they reference files, and if so are converted to directory locations if possible.

Version 4.23, 23 December 2021
Version 4.23 includes the following functionality:

  • Addition of incompatibility check for Address Sanitizer usage when launching an application.
  • Bug fix for potential crash (race condition) on diagnostic child process view.
  • Update to the svlBVStubService libraries, static /MD and static /MT versions (debug and release) are now available.
  • Maintenance release: Software Verify UX Theme moved into it's own library.

Version 4.22, 22 November 2021
Version 4.22 includes the following functionality:

  • This is a recommended download.
  • Support for Visual Studio 2022.
  • Bug fix for .Net Core DLL detection, added DLL entry point type to make the specification stricter.
  • Addition of Env Vars diagnostic tab so that you can easily see what environment variables are set in the process you are monitoring (or the process you've just launched, intending to monitor a child process).
  • Addition of Child Processes diagnostic tab so that when you are trying to work out which child process to monitor, you can see which applications are launched by a given process.
  • Bug fix for potential out of memory error when trying to edit using Visual Studio.

Version 4.21, 15 November 2021
Version 4.21 includes the following functionality:

  • Launch dialog bug fix for specifying PATH substitution in launch environment variables. In some situations it would fail, now fixed.
  • Launch dialog environment variables now supports PATH substitution for another environment variable also specified at launch time. For example: PATH_DLLS=c:\dlls PATH=%PATH%;%PATH_DLLS%

Version 4.20, 09 November 2021
Version 4.20 includes the following functionality:

  • Session export now allows choice of UTF16 LE, UTF8, ASCII export. Default is UTF16 LE to keep compatibility with previous versions.

Version 4.19, 01 November 2021
Version 4.19 includes the following functionality:

  • Various informational/warning dialogs that could potentially be displayed when the GUI is hidden (-hideUI command line argument), causing a hang, these dialogs will now not be displayed.

Version 4.18, 26 October 2021
Version 4.18 includes the following functionality:

  • Addition of .bat file extension to Launch dialog.
  • Command line: if -program specifies a batch file and you don't specify -programToMonitor the first application in the batch file will be selected as the program to monitor.
  • Bug fix for rare race condition that can result in the Validator failing to send/receive data during the run, or at shutdown.
  • Optimized the send all data test used at shutdown to decide if OK to shutdown when sending data from the target process, resulting in faster shutdowns.
  • This is a recommended download.

Version 4.17, 19 October 2021
Version 4.17 includes the following functionality:

  • Added command line argument -setenvironment envVarName=envVarValue for settings environment variables in Bug Validator from the command line.
    You can then reference these env vars using $ENV_VAR$ in subsequent arguments on the command line.
    For example: -setenvironment TEST_PATH=E:\dev\tests\sunscreen\ -program "$TEST_PATH$SunScreen-GoogleTest.exe"
  • Updated the default application to monitor settings to include testhost.exe.
    For existing installations, to update this, open the Launch Dialog/Wizard, click Edit... next to Application to Monitor, click Set Defaults, click OK.
  • UX improvement, prevent addition (or editing of existing entries) that result in more than one definition of an application to monitor for a specific application.
  • UX improvements to inject into service warning dialog.
  • Bug fixes for default application to monitor combo on the applicationToMonitor dialog.

Version 4.16, 14 October 2021
Version 4.16 includes the following functionality:

  • This is a RECOMMENDED download.
  • Bug fix for multithreading race conditions. Fixs some random hangs.
  • Improved debug information missing dialogs and related help documentation.
  • Improved some status messages.
  • Bug fix for missing DLL, and unsatisfied dependencies on Windows XP.
  • Bug fix for missing DLL dependency warning on Windows XP.
  • Modified installer shortcut criteria.

Version 4.15, 04 October 2021
Version 4.15 includes the following functionality:

  • DLL Dependency checker improvement.
  • Addition of Contact customer support to Help menu, and various other related contact improvements.

Version 4.14, 29 September 2021
Version 4.14 includes the following functionality:

  • Addition of support for logging errors in GUI.

Version 4.13, 27 August 2021
Version 4.13 includes the following functionality:

  • Performance improvement: when querying for version information will not trigger the DLL load/unload monitoring code.

Version 4.12, 20 August 2021
Version 4.12 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for launch application wizard application to monitor combo box. The launch wizard now has the same behaviour as the launch dialog with respect to monitoring child processes.

Version 4.11, 12 August 2021
Version 4.11 includes the following functionality:

  • This is a recommended download.
  • Multi-threading data race bug fix.
  • DLL inspection bug fix for potential crash.
  • Bug fix for crash during shutdown.

Version 4.10, 02 August 2021
Version 4.10 includes the following functionality:

  • Maintenance release. Minor bug fixes and updates.

Version 4.09, 20 July 2021
Version 4.09 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for licence key installation for Bug Validator when installing via automatic updates.

Version 4.08, 06 July 2021
Version 4.08 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for registry reading bug. Only affects installs on machines that don't already have an install.

Version 4.07, 03 July 2021
Version 4.07 includes the following functionality:

  • Updated Application to Monitor dialogs.

Version 4.06, 03 July 2021
Version 4.06 includes the following functionality:

Version 4.05, 19 June 2021
Version 4.05 includes the following functionality:

  • Maintenance release.

Version 4.04, 15 June 2021
Version 4.04 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for monitoring process launched from another process.

Version 4.03, 09 June 2021
Version 4.03 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fixes for Monitor a service data collection.

Version 4.02, 02 June 2021
Version 4.02 includes the following functionality:

  • Maintenance release. Misc bug fixes.

Version 4.01, 19 May 2021
Version 4.01 includes the following functionality:

  • Updated installer.
  • Misc bug fixes.

Version 4.00, 21 April 2021
Version 4.00 includes the following functionality:

  • Improved C++ parser.

Version 3.99, 16 April 2021
Version 3.99 includes the following functionality:

  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and performance improvements.

Version 3.98, 07 April 2021
Version 3.98 includes the following functionality:

  • Fix for nativeExample installer missing source files.
  • Updated help file now correctly refers to the nativeExample, not bvExample.

Version 3.97, 31 March 2021
Version 3.97 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for crash using Vector class. This is a recommended download.
  • Many multithreading speed tweaks. In some situations these will be beneficial.

Version 3.96, 10 March 2021
Version 3.96 includes the following functionality:

  • Compiled HTML Help (CHM) and PDF help files are now downloaded outside of the setup executable. This is an attempt to stop anti-virus detectors mistaking the setup file for virus/malware because the CHM has triggered a FALSE positive virus detection.
  • Bug fix for finding Program Files directory for non English language countries.
  • Improved Map File reading speed.

Version 3.95, 01 March 2021
Version 3.95 includes the following functionality:

  • Misc bug fixes.
  • Column highlighting is now handled by the UX Theme. Classic, modern and high contrast themes get different column highlighting.
  • Settings dialog now has Reset All and Reset buttons, allowing finer grained control over what gets reset than previously.
  • Improved error messages for when inject into running process fails and the target is running as admin but Bug Validator is not running as admin.
  • Wait for process no longer needs Bug Validator to run as admin.

Version 3.94, 08 February 2021
Version 3.94 includes the following functionality:

  • Some changes that will improve symbol handling. If you've had symbol handling errors recently these will help.
  • New error handling for DbgHelp, recognising "unmatched" PDBs as well as "mismatched" PDBs.
  • Additional error handling for svlDbgHelpSymbolReader.
  • Bug fixes for shutdown to prevent a possible access violation. The crash is rare, but can happen.

Version 3.93, 04 February 2021
Version 3.93 includes the following functionality:

  • New setting on Symbols Misc settings that allows additional debug information to be captured when svlDbgHelpSymbolReader.exe is used to read symbols.

Version 3.92, 29 January 2021
Version 3.92 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for automatic software updater. If you've been having problems with the automatic software updater, after you install this version (which you'll have to install manually) those problems should go away.

Version 3.91, 05 January 2021
Version 3.91 includes the following functionality:

  • Entries for TerminateProcess and ExitProcess added to flow trace. These are called in response to Abort/Retry/Ignore when buffer overflow or invalid arguments passed to CRT functions.
  • Thread Filters submenu added to context menu, options to filter threads to allow you to focus on a particular thread, or exclude a particular thread from your investigation, etc.
  • Bug fix for the Find Bar: Search, First, Next, Prev, Last all function properly.
  • UX improvements.
  • Updated example application.

Version 3.90, 28 December 2020
Version 3.90 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for an error status that is sometimes uninitialised. Possibility of crash during hooking.
  • Toolhelp snapshot improvements.
  • Addition of UX theme selector on Settings menu. You can choose from Modern, Classic and High Contrast.

Version 3.89, 26 November 2020
Version 3.89 includes the following functionality:

  • New Software Verify UX Theme. Easier to use. Calmer to look at. New icons.
  • Updated documentation.

Version 3.88, 15 November 2020
Version 3.88 includes the following functionality:

  • Change for launch dialog and launch wizard behaviour when text scaling is at 175% and dialogs are too large for a 1920x1080 screen. Small dialogs/wizards will be displayed. This is to help visually impaired users (that requested this change).

Version 3.87, 12 November 2020
Version 3.87 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for listing different versions of Visual Studio for the Editing settings - not all machines have this bug, seems to be to do with how Visual Studio is installed. This fixes works regardless of how VS is installed.

Version 3.86, 09 November 2020
Version 3.86 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for environment variable merging on launch dialog.

Version 3.85, 26 October 2020
Version 3.85 includes the following functionality:

  • Exported files now exported in UTF-16 to support non-ansi character sets like Chinese and Korean.
  • Bug fix for symbol server PDB fetch failing sometimes.
  • Bug fix for PDB reading failing sometimes.
  • Bug fix for crash with long symbol names introduced with V3.84. Sorry!
  • Version 3.84, 20 October 2020
    Version 3.84 includes the following functionality:

    • Improvements for text and graphics displays on 4K screens.
    • Bug fix for filenames with non-ANSI characters in them (Chinese, Korean, etc).
    • Improved support for testing applications that are directly (or indirectly) linked to DbgHelp.dll

    Version 3.83, 07 October 2020
    Version 3.83 includes the following functionality:

    • If the target program ends because of an exception, the flow trace will select that exception to display.
    • Improved error handling dialogs for licence details dialog.
    • Misc improvements.

    Version 3.82, 30 September 2020
    Version 3.82 includes the following functionality:

    • Editing change - default editor is now "Automatic". It will try to open Visual Studio for editing. If that is not possible, it will use the built in editor.
    • Bug fix to for incorrect data insertion into an array. Recommended download.

    Version 3.81, 21 September 2020
    Version 3.81 includes the following functionality:

    • Performance improvement for tree controls.
    • Additional information on diagnostic tab: process id, process account SID, process account user and domain
    • Hooking child processes has been improved - now also monitors launches CreateProcessAsUser(), CreateProcessWithLogonW(), CreateProcessWithTokenW().

    Version 3.80, 18 September 2020
    Version 3.80 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for svlApplicationToMonitor hooking it's dependent DLLs (it should not do this).
    • Bug fix for svlApplicationToMonitor preserving a command line in some circumstances.
    • Bug fix for svlApplicationToMonitor uninitialised reserved pointer.
    • Bug fix for and improved algorithm for detecting Software Verify DLLs
    • Bug fix for attaching to any child process when child processes include both native and .Net processes.
    • This is a recommended download.

    Version 3.79, 01 September 2020
    Version 3.79 includes the following functionality:

    • Additional user permissions tests for Everyone group on ISAPI related dialogs.
    • UX improvements on ISAPI related dialogs.

    Version 3.78, 14 August 2020
    Version 3.78 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for grid rendering. Fixes a rare crash.
    • Many minor UX improvements.
    • Bug fix for svlDbgHelpSymbolReader.exe not found in certain circumstances.

    Version 3.77, 27 June 2020
    Version 3.77 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for crash filtering data by argument.
    • Bug fix for crash collecting data.
    • New SVL UX Theme.
    • Updated help to reflect the new SVL UX Theme.

    Version 3.76, 19 June 2020
    Version 3.76 includes the following functionality:

    • Source code displayed in trees is now displayed in monospaced font with highlighting.

    Version 3.75, 03 June 2020
    Version 3.75 includes the following functionality:

    • Data on trees controls is now colour coded depending on the data. This makes the tree control easier to read.
    • Improvement to how the main flow trace view is presented. Individual elements are now colourized and the background colouring has been improved.

    Version 3.74, 20 May 2020
    Version 3.74 includes the following functionality:

    • Update to CoInitialize() and CoInitializeEx() warning handling based on behaviour seen in one complex customer application.
    • Bug fix for ExitProcess() hooking and unhooking.
    • Bug fix for delay loaded DLL hooking when delay load signature is not recognised.
    • Bug fix for shared memory reader shutdown.

    Version 3.73, 13 May 2020
    Version 3.73 includes the following functionality:

    • Changed software architecture so that our monitoring code only uses one Thread Local Storage slot, leaving the all the others available to the target application. Previously used 10 slots.
    • Bug fix for memory leak in Microsoft's CPngImage class. Replaced class with our implementation. We found this leak with C++ Memory Validator.
    • Bug fix for setting environment vars via the command line, and also for %PATH% substitution in those environment variables.
    • Documented the command line argument -environment var=value which you can use to set an environment variable for the program to be started. You can use this argument multiple times on a command line.
    • Monitor a service dialog now checks the specified service is linked with the NT Service API.
    • IIS ISAPI dialog now checks the specified ISAPI DLL is linked with the NT Service API.
    • Bug fix for monitor ISAPI dialog and Web Development Server dialog.
    • Option to close IIS/WDS when web browser closed added to monitor ISAPI dialog.
    • Command files now support environment value expansion for any arguments to a command line value. For example -program %PROGRAM%

    Version 3.72, 05 May 2020
    Version 3.72 includes the following functionality:

    • Fixed bug to do with failure to record non-ISAPI data after working with ISAPI extensions.
    • Addied CoInitializeEx() thread changed mode warning and ability to set appropriate defaults to prevent this happening.
    • This is a recommended download.

    Version 3.71, 19 April 2020
    Version 3.71 includes the following functionality:

    • Support for IIS and ISAPI extensions. A new submenu IIS added to the Launch menu.

    Version 3.70, 28 March 2020
    Version 3.70 includes the following functionality:

    • Changed data transport to a new shared memory data transport. Much faster.
    • Added a check at startup to check for paths that don't exist in the settings data so that you can fix them.
    • Bug fix for very slow undecorating of symbols when they are long (templated functions, etc). In bad cases this was so slow it looked like the data transport had stopped working.
    • This is a recommended download.

    Version 3.69, 20 March 2020
    Version 3.69 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for data race in data transport from target to GUI. In some circumstances the data transport may not start. Fixed.
    • Bug fix for crash inside Toolhelp32 dll when getting list of DLLs. This is a very rare crash. Only seen once. Fixed.
    • Misc static analysis bug fixes.
    • This is a recommended download.

    Version 3.68, 10 March 2020
    Version 3.68 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for Application to Monitor when handling a quoted application name in a command line passed to CreateProcess()
    • Bug fix for Application to Monitor when handling a target path that has relative paths in it c:\dir1\dir2\..\dir3\test.exe
    • Automatic scaling of toolbar and menu icons on high DPI screens - easier to use. These icons aren't perfect, but they will do until we release the designed set of high DPI icons.
    • Some UX improvements relating to Symbol Servers and missing symbol server directory paths.

    Version 3.67, 02 March 2020
    Version 3.67 includes the following functionality:

    • Maintenance release.

    Version 3.66, 07 February 2020
    Version 3.66 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for DLL inspection component (fixes a crash in rare circumstances).

    Version 3.65, 30 January 2020
    Version 3.65 includes the following functionality:

    • Improvement error detection reporting when working with services.
    • Misc bug fixes and UX improvements.
    • Bug fixes for when working with services and running the GUI as admin at the same time.

    Version 3.64, 20 January 2020
    Version 3.64 includes the following functionality:

    • Performance improvement when accessing files.

    Version 3.63, 02 January 2020
    Version 3.63 includes the following functionality:

    • Maintenance release. Misc bug fixes and UI/UX tweaks.

    Version 3.62, 03 December 2019
    Version 3.62 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for multi-threading. Ensuring threads are notified to end when they should be.
    • Functionality change: Services will no longer try to start C++ Bug Validator from the service. To work with services start with C++ Bug Validator user interface already open.

    Version 3.61, 25 November 2019
    Version 3.61 includes the following functionality:

    • Launch service dialog will not allow you to specify a service that's on a shared network drive because Windows won't start a service on a shared network drive.
    • Bug fix for launch dialog when launching a service as an application.
    • Bug fix for symbol server definition dialog.
    • Bug fix for working with service from shared network drives.

    Version 3.60, 16 October 2019
    Version 3.60 includes the following functionality:

    • Update to PEDLL helper library to detect DLLs linked to VB6.
    • Change to symbol handler to report extra information when things go wrong.
    • Improved error messages for mismatched PDB handling on Debug Information dialog.
    • Bug fix for C++ parser.

    Version 3.59, 09 October 2019
    Version 3.59 includes the following functionality:

    • Maintenance release #2

    Version 3.58, 04 October 2019
    Version 3.58 includes the following functionality:

    • Maintenance release - fix API link issues in previous release.

    Version 3.57, 02 October 2019
    Version 3.57 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for reading a minority of PE files.
    • Miscellaneous bug fixes.

    Version 3.56, 02 September 2019
    Version 3.56 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for potential deadlock during shutdown (due to abandoned critical section caused by thread race).

    Version 3.55, 30 August 2019
    Version 3.55 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for debug info reporting for DLLs found in the Windows\assembly\NativeImages_v* directory.

    Version 3.54, 27 August 2019
    Version 3.54 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for line tracing.
    • Bug fix for hang that can happen if target crashes at the wrong time, locking the GUI.

    Version 3.53, 20 August 2019
    Version 3.53 includes the following functionality:

    • Service description added to inject dialog listing that shows svchost.exe process.
    • Bug fix for help file locating.

    Version 3.52, 05 August 2019
    Version 3.52 includes the following functionality:

    • UX Improvement for Display settings dialog.

    Version 3.51, 30 July 2019
    Version 3.51 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for handling of the case where the source file exists, just not on the path indicated by debug info.
    • Better handling (better UX) of the case where the source file exists, just not on the path indicated by debug info.
    • Change of code to remove potential deadlock during shutdown phase of application being monitored.
    • Launch dialog/wizard and Wait dialog/wizard indicate when file paths are invalid.

    Version 3.50
    Version 3.50 includes the following functionality:

    • Addiition of option to query Symbol Path Truncation data from Tools menu.
    • Launching applications, injecting into applications, waiting for applications, working with services and abandoning applications all moved onto their own Launch menu.
    • Improvement to source code file location detection, removal of some redundant steps.
    • Support for SetThreadDescription and GetThreadDescription thread naming APIs introduced with Windows 10.
    • Bug fixes for using undocumented Windows internals to get data about threads.

    Version 3.49
    Version 3.49 includes the following functionality:

    • Launching from batch file now lets you monitor any application launched from the batch file, not just the first application. Launch counts greater than 1 are also supported.
    • Bug fix for monitoring applications launched from batch files.
    • Diagnostic warning when search path is too long - paths that are too long cause Microsoft's DbgHelp.dll to crash.
    • Bug fix, remove duplicate local symbol store directory from symbol path.
    • Performance improvement for reading symbols of exe/dlls in write protected directories.
    • Misc bug fixes.

    Version 3.48
    Version 3.48 includes the following functionality:

    • Diagnostic tab now has two subtabs. One for diagnostic data. The other to display the output of stdout/stderr if you've opted to collect this data.
    • Bug fix for C++ Parser.

    Version 3.47
    Version 3.47 includes the following functionality:

    • First run wizard will now take paths and symbol server settings from the selected Visual Studio's Debugging > Symbols section to populate Bug Validator's settings.
    • Thread names are now taken from both CreateThread(), _beginthreadex() and _beginthread(). All threads now have human readable names as well as thread ids.
    • Bug fix for Visual Studio discovery.
    • Bug fix for ordinal -> name conversion (affects MFC libraries if symbol handlers not enabled).

    Version 3.46
    Version 3.46 includes the following functionality:

    • Launch dialog and launch wizard now support the provision of an optional input file and an optional output file (to simulate piping data in/out from a file on the command prompt).

    Version 3.45
    Version 3.45 includes the following functionality:

    • Mitigation for trying to access file on a not-present removable drive - if debug info points to a location on a removable drive that isn't present, OS file access times jump 250x - we've added code to detect this on critical paths and fail without trying to access the file. Prevent seemingly random unexpected slowdowns.
    • Minor bug fixes to do with Visual Studio 2017/2019 detection.

    Version 3.44
    Version 3.44 includes the following functionality:

    • Support for Visual Studio 2019.
    • Bug fixes for C++ Parser.

    Version 3.43
    Version 3.43 includes the following functionality:

    • Improvements to how a DLL is determined to be a Microsoft DLL. Additional checks.
    • Improvements to service callback example.
    • Updated help return codes documentation.

    Version 3.42
    Version 3.42 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for race condition in some cached data stores. Quite rare for you to see this bug (we've seen it once in 17 years).

    Version 3.41
    Version 3.41 includes the following functionality:

    • Performance improvements to various parts of instrumentation.
    • Bug fix for global hook detector crash with sysfer.dll (McAfee anti-virus) during shutdown when run with -hideUI option.

    Version 3.40
    Version 3.40 includes the following functionality:

    • Addition of dbgcore.dll to the list of known Microsoft debugging DLLs - stops incorrect warning about missing PDB file.

    Version 3.39
    Version 3.39 includes the following functionality:

    • Modified settings behaviour to reduce dbgHelp.dll loadability testing.

    Version 3.38
    Version 3.38 includes the following functionality:

    • Changed installer to not require administrator rights.

    Version 3.37
    Version 3.37 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix to UI Global Hook Defeat mechanism. Stopped notification of DLLs with no Company Name.
    • UX Fix. Combo boxes in grids will no longer forcibly realign the cell if just the cell border is not visible. Sounds like a small thing, but really improves usability.
    • Addition to Service API svlBVStub_SetServiceCallbackThreshold(DWORD threshold); Threshold sets the number of seconds between calls to service callback threshold. 0..15. Default is 1.
    • Performance improvement for stack walking.
    • Visual Studio discovery performance improvement.

    Version 3.36
    Version 3.36 includes the following functionality:

    • Improvement for working with services - service control handler callback is called more often to inform the service control handler that code is still running and has not hung.
    • Minor improvement for string handling, small performance improvement.
    • Bug fix for potential buffer overflow with PDB symbol processing.

    Version 3.35
    Version 3.35 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for C++ parser.
    • Bug fix for stack buffer overrun.
    • Bug fix for COFF symbol reading that could cause a crash (depending on the COFF data).

    Version 3.34
    Version 3.34 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fixes from static analysis.

    Version 3.33
    Version 3.33 includes the following functionality:

    • 80% performance improvement in our source code parser. Less CPU, less memory usage.
    • Minor performance improvements.

    Version 3.32
    Version 3.32 includes the following functionality:

    • Maintenance release.

    Version 3.31
    Version 3.31 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for unwanted tracing data.

    Version 3.30
    Version 3.30 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for session has ended and finished processnig data detection - our previous method didn't account for processes ending unexpectedly.
    • Minor UX changes.

    Version 3.29
    Version 3.29 includes the following functionality:

    • Minor changes to text.
    • Maintenance changes to various UI controls to improve functionality.

    Version 3.28
    Version 3.28 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for installing and running on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and server equivalent versions.
    • UX change to supported Visual Studio versions selector. Now checks if the particular DbgHelp.dll is deployable on this OS and does not list it if it won't load on this OS. Useful for the most recent DbgHelp.dll that only runs on Windows 8 and Windows 10.

    Version 3.27
    Version 3.27 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for monitoring child processes.
    • Symbol search path displayed on Diagnostics tab.

    Version 3.26
    Version 3.26 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for overly optimized symbol path caching which broke symbol loading in some cases. This is a recommended download.
    • Bug fix for enumerating processes.
    • When launching processes with a native (unmanaged) entry point we now pass the Validator GUI process id directly as an argument. This allows multiple fast launches by different Validators to work without any potential interference from other Validators.

    Version 3.25
    Version 3.25 includes the following functionality:

    • Updated return code values. The values were off by one. This will not affect most users unless you are relying on the return codes when running from the command line.

    Version 3.24
    Version 3.24 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix to data transport. There was a race condition that meant that some sessions didn't record data.

    Version 3.23
    Version 3.23 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for automatic software updates. If you cancelled an in-progress automatic software update, the licence keys could get broken. Now fixed.
    • Bug fix possible for stack overflow that can occur when Compatibility mode is enabled to run a program that you a profiling. If you aren't using compatibility mode for your application you probably don't need this bug fix.

    Version 3.22
    Version 3.22 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for deadlock that can occur if a symbol server is specified in an environment variable (for example _NT_SYMBOL_PATH) rather than via the settings dialog.

    Version 3.21
    Version 3.21 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for Visual Studio editor failing to open first time.
    • Error reporting on diagnostic tab for any errors with Visual Studio editor.
    • Updated ordinal mapping for Visual Studio 2017.
    • Updated example project solution and project files to support VS 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017.
    • Addition of symbol server download progress notification on the Bug Validator title bar.

    Version 3.20
    Version 3.20 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for when Named Pipes are used for communicating when shared memory is not available - prevents the "flickering lockup" caused by too many erroneous "new session" messages. A rare bug to see, but game over if you do see it
    • Bug fix for dll extension parsing.
    • Bug fix for GDI handle leaks caught with the new SelectObject detector in C++ Memory Validator V7.38

    Version 3.19
    Version 3.19 includes the following functionality:

    • Misc bug fixes. Addition of range checking on some data conversion functions. Static analysis fixes.

    Version 3.18
    Version 3.18 includes the following functionality:

    • UX improvement, disabling controls related to "Application to Monitor" when user launches a batch file. This will prevent incorrect settings from being incorrectly set when profiling an application launche from a batch file.
    • Bug fix for fetching Delphi / C++ Builder line number information. Previous implementation could occasionally have bogus line numbers at a random address.

    Version 3.17
    Version 3.17 includes the following functionality:

    • UX changes - cleaning up the user interface.
    • If we detect you're trying to launch a service as an application we inform you about NT Service API and provide options for launching as application or restart as admin so can launch as application in admin mode.

    Version 3.16
    Version 3.16 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for potential crash due to race condition during application shutdown.
    • Bug fix for editing with Visual Studio

    Version 3.15
    Version 3.15 includes the following functionality:

    • Fixed a few more broken help topics.

    Version 3.14
    Version 3.14 includes the following functionality:

    • Modified all dialogs to make Help easier to find.
    • Fixed many broken help topics. F1 or clicking on the ? at the top of a dialog will take you to the appropriate help.

    Version 3.13
    Version 3.13 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for install on Windows XP, Windows Vista.

    Version 3.12
    Version 3.12 includes the following functionality:

    • Auto populates the display with the execution trace at the end of application execution if the display contains no data.
    • Bug fix to NT Service API
    • PATH corruption bug fixes - rare to encounter this bug, requires a very specific set of circumstances
    • When specifying environment variables on the launch dialog/wizard can use %PATH% to refer to previous version of PATH, allowing you to update the path.
      • For example: %PATH%;e:\myPath\debug
      • For example: e:\myPath\debug;%PATH%
      • For example: e:\myPath\debug;%PATH%;e:\anotherPath\debug;

    Version 3.11
    Version 3.11 includes the following functionality:

    • UX improvement for "DLL Dependency Warning" dialog.

    Version 3.10
    Version 3.10 includes the following functionality:

    • Minor performance improvements. Maintenance release.

    Version 3.09
    Version 3.09 includes the following functionality:

    • Addition of menus to Visual Studio for 2017, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2010.
    • Bug fixes from static analysis.

    Version 3.08
    Version 3.08 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for launch dialog / wizard.
    • Bug fix for File Locations settings (no duplicates allowed) on Settings dialog
    • Improvements to how symbols are searched for and loaded. Faster processing per module (DLL/EXE) as a result.

    Version 3.07
    Version 3.07 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for V3.06 when installing on Windows XP/ Windows XP x64. If you're not working with Windows XP, you can skip this update..

    Version 3.06
    Version 3.06 includes the following functionality:

    • Tool settings are now stored in the HKCU\Software\SoftwareVerify hierarchy (moved from SoftwareVerification). This is a recommended download.
    • Updated DbgHelp handling to recognise when a VS2015/VS2017 partial PDB file is found. A partial PDB is created by default for /DEBUG builds with VS2015 and VS2017.
    • Bug fix for dependency checking for VC runtime files and MFC files not listed in a manifest.
    • File extensions updated to recognise Fortran 90 files (.f90)

    Version 3.05
    Version 3.05 includes the following functionality:

    • Addition of exe dependency logging.
    • Bug fix for environment variable corruption. This is a recommended download.

    Version 3.04
    Version 3.04 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for instrumentation.

    Version 3.03
    Version 3.03 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for handling LoadLibrary(Ex)/FreeLibrary(), could possibly result in repeated work when hooking.

    Version 3.02
    Version 3.02 includes the following functionality:

    • Addition of logging for debugging worker thread functionality. Not customer accessible.
    • Bug fix for when a native (unmanaged) application loads a .Net (managed) DLL. Prevents duplicate worker threads being created, prevents warning dialogs being displayed because of busy pipes.

    Version 3.01
    Version 3.01 includes the following functionality:

    • Change to how message routing is handling (from target application to GUI) to make work when SW_SHOWMINNOACTIVE is used by a a program to launch C++ Bug Validator.
    • Changes to reduce any flicker when Validator is started with the command line argument -hideUI.

    Version 3.00
    Version 3.00 includes the following functionality:

    • Updated DLLs found in System 32 dialog with a choice of actions for how to treat the DLLs.
    • Renamed Configure menu to Settings.
    • Added option to re-run the Startup Settings Wizard to the Settings menu.
    • Added User Interface Mode setup to the Startup Settings Wizard.

    Version 2.99
    Version 2.99 includes the following functionality:

    • New release that does not store any Software Verify DLLs in Windows system directories. This should reduce the likelihood that our software tools are mistaken for viruses/trojans.
    • Updated NT Service API and related documentation.

    Version 2.98
    Version 2.98 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for C/C++ source code parsing.
    • Bug fix for dependency checking.

    Version 2.97
    Version 2.97 includes the following functionality:

    • Display bug fixes for High DPI (4K plus) screens.

    Version 2.96
    Version 2.96 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for potential crash during shutdown.
    • Bug fix for memory leak.
    • Performance improvement.

    Version 2.95
    Version 2.95 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix: Anonymous namespaces containing code will be instrumented. Previously they were ignored.

    Version 2.94
    Version 2.94 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for potential (very rare) crash when trying to inject into another process (or wait for application).

    Version 2.93
    Version 2.93 includes the following functionality:

    • Performance improvement for MAP file reading.

    Version 2.92
    Version 2.92 includes the following functionality:

    • Multi-threading bug fix for process monitor.

    Version 2.91
    Version 2.91 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for global hook DLL detection.

    Version 2.90
    Version 2.90 includes the following functionality:

    • Change to the options controlling when debug information is missing dialogs are show to you. You now have more control over when this happens.
    • Bug fix for PE format inspection DLL to prevent crashes when inspecting a DLL with an unusual data layout.

    Version 2.89
    Version 2.89 includes the following functionality:

    • Improved error messages for software installer in the unlikely event the software updater fails for some reason.
    • Updated diagnostic messages.

    Version 2.88
    Version 2.88 includes the following functionality:

    • Additional warning about /DEBUG:FASTLINK built executables at start of run (after hooking) rather than at end of run.

    Version 2.87
    Version 2.87 includes the following functionality:

    • Support for Visual Studio 2017. Previous versions had implicit support for VS 2017, now we provide explicit support for VS 2017.
    • Bug fix for DLL not found message to handle the case where the DLL is on the PATH being set by the environement variable set from the launch dialog.
    • Bug fix for trying to launch NameWithA Space.exe launching NameWithA.exe instead. Both .exes need to be in same dir to see this bug.

    Version 2.86
    Version 2.86 includes the following functionality:

    • Performance improvement during launching. Replaced brute force assembly check with correct checking of manifest contents and WinSxS assemblies. This is faster and more reliable than previous implementation (which on some machines was very slow).

    Version 2.85
    Version 2.85 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for stack walker. Very rare bug for anyone to encounter.

    Version 2.84
    Version 2.84 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for potential crash on some systems due to DLL loading order.
    • Bug fix for DLL dependency checker - now includes scan of WinSxS to handle manifests.

    Version 2.83
    Version 2.83 includes the following functionality:

    • Addition of Instrumentation Logging. Updated settings dialog and new dialog on Tools menu. This allows you identify when filters prevent something from being instrumented.
    • Improved UX in a few areas.
    • Improvement to Launch Dialog. Applications with missing DLL dependencies are now checked for. If a missing dependency is found you are warned about the failure and given the option to cancel the launch or continue trying to launch.

    Version 2.82
    Version 2.82 includes the following functionality:

    • Minor change to File Locations dialog to draw attention to PDB file locations.
    • Change to DbgHelp failure to find debug information reporting to include PDB file location information - this will draw your attention to the fact you may need to specify this information, for example if you keep your PDB files in a separate directory to the your EXE/DLLs.

    Version 2.81
    Version 2.81 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for failure to load symbols display - more useful symbol search path information is now displayed.

    Version 2.80
    Version 2.80 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix injecting into 32 bit process launched from a batch file on a 64 bit operating system.

    Version 2.79
    Version 2.79 includes the following functionality:

    • User experience improvement for debug information not found handling.
    • Source code MFC and Microsoft C runtime will now be automatically found based upon the Symbol Lookup Visual Studio selection.
    • Bug fix for monitoring programs launched from batch files if the file path contains spaces.
    • Bug fix for symbol server dialog.
    • Bug fix for grid controls containing check boxes.
    • Bug fix for symbol handling for DLLs in write protected directories.
    • Bug fix for floating licensing.
    • Bug fix for error recovery when attaching to program launched from batch file fails.
    • User experience improvement for error handling try to attach to 64 bit application from batch file.

    Version 2.78
    Version 2.78 includes the following functionality:

    • Minor UX fixes and typography fixes.
    • Bug fix for software updates.
    • Additional confirmation dialog for Reset software update credentials.
    • First release after checking and fixing Visual Studio projects using Visual Studio Project Fixer.

    Version 2.77
    Version 2.77 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for hooking function epilogues.

    Version 2.76
    Version 2.76 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix - deleting temporary files after use.
    • Addition of ability to specify the download location for software updates - allowing system administrators to lock down temporary file execution but allow software updates to execute.

    Version 2.75
    Version 2.75 includes the following functionality:

    • New first run configuration dialog to replace the two dialogs shown for environment vars and compiler/IDE chooser.
    • Improved error handling in startup injection code.
    • Prevention of double injection when try to launch executable statically linked with Validator library.
    • Bug fix for symbol loading. Prevent loading of mismatched symbols in special circumstances. This can prevent unexplained crashes causes by misleading information from incorrect symbol data.

    Version 2.74
    Version 2.74 includes the following functionality:

    • Change to missing debugging/symbol information reporting.

    Version 2.73
    Version 2.73 includes the following functionality:

    • Data comms modification for handling comms once ExitProcess() is called.
    • Change to how Version Information is handled.

    Version 2.72
    Version 2.72 includes the following functionality:

    • Various UX improvements when editing filenames and directories.

    Version 2.71
    Version 2.71 includes the following functionality:

    • Instrumentation improvements.
    • Multi-threading security improvements.

    Version 2.70
    Version 2.70 includes the following functionality:

    • Improved launch instrumentation. Handling race conditions in CreateProcess() with SUSPENDED flag.

    Version 2.69
    Version 2.69 includes the following functionality:

    • Updated software update error handling.
    • Improved code instrumentation.

    Version 2.68
    Version 2.68 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for symbol cache - performance improvement, robustness/integrity improvement.
    • Bug fix for for function hooking - improved handling for optimized binaries.

    Version 2.67
    Version 2.67 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for multi-threading error in symbol handling for V2.66.

    Version 2.66
    Version 2.66 includes the following functionality:

    • Addition of two options to the Software Updates menu (purchased version only) for resetting and setting user credentials. This allows you to easily recover from entering bad information by accident.

    Version 2.65
    Version 2.65 includes the following functionality:

    • Change to how unqiue symbol data is identified when sending from stub to GUI.

    Version 2.64
    Version 2.64 includes the following functionality:

    • Error handling improvements to startup launch code injector.
    • Prevent data race during shutdown when run from the command line with -hideUI.

    Version 2.63
    Version 2.63 includes the following functionality:

    • Some improvements to multi-threaded data integrity.

    Version 2.62
    Version 2.62 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix possible crash when hooking executables built with Visual Studio 2015 - to account for changed memory protection values compared to earlier Visual Studio versions.
    • Bug fix possible crash when handling reading modern format PDB files with older (incompatible) versions of DbgHelp.dll if the wrong version of DbgHelp.dll is chosen (or loaded by the OS loader).
    • Debug information created with Visual Studio's /DEBUG:FASTLINK is now detected and a warning displayed on the Diagnostic tab indicarting that /DEBUG needs to be used to create usable debug information.
    • Bug fix for symbol handling (copying DbgHelp.dll so that it can be found).

    Version 2.61
    Version 2.61 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for floating licence helper DLL loading being denied due to UI global hook settings.
    • UX improvement for the launch dialog and launch wizard. File and directory specifications that don't exist will be shown in red.

    Version 2.60
    Version 2.60 includes the following functionality:

    • Instrumentation progress speedup.

    Version 2.59
    Version 2.59 includes the following functionality:

    • Static analysis bug fix update.

    Version 2.58
    Version 2.58 includes the following functionality:

    • Addition of support for EventLog monitoring to identify why some applications fail to start properly. This is available if you are using Vista or more recent operating systems.

    Version 2.57
    Version 2.57 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for accessing COFF and STABS format debug information.
    • Inject dialog bug fix.

    Version 2.56
    Version 2.56 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for handling unable to write to temporary files when fetching symbols from symbol servers and symbol files.
    • Bug fix for handling faulty .svlord files resulting in empty function names. Now you get something useful even if it's not what should be in the .svlord file. (Better error handling).
    • Bug fix for some handle leaks.
    • Performance improvement for high DPI scaling handling.

    Version 2.54
    Version 2.55 includes the following functionality:

    • Performance improvement for processing inter-process comms. Removal of thread contention. Reduction of thread contention.
    • Bug fix for some rare deadlock like conditions (not caused ciritcal sections, but a combination of other events). These are rare and tend to occur when closing one session and launching a new test session.

    Version 2.54
    Version 2.54 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for loading/saving of settings data.
    • Bug fix for session manager.

    Version 2.52
    Version 2.53 includes the following functionality:

    • Change to shared memory transport. Now more considerate with memory usage. Also has improved out of memory fail-over handling.
    • Bug fix for two data race memory corruptions (that could cause crashes) in the GUI. This is a recommended download.

    Version 2.52
    Version 2.52 includes the following functionality:

    • Change to UI global hook defeat mechanism so that Winsock is not interfered with.
    • Enhanced floating licence error status reporting and logging to handle broken Winsock installations.
    • UX changes to prevent multi-relaunches of program due to finger fumble double click.

    Version 2.50
    Version 2.51 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for disassembler DLL update.
    • Internal: Addition of auto tester for stress testing.

    Version 2.50
    Version 2.50 includes the following functionality:

    • Maintenance update.

    Version 2.49
    Version 2.49 includes the following functionality:

    • Updated disassembler. This will give improved function hooking.
    • Initial support for high DPI monitor compatibility. Font sizes are calculated, not hard coded.

    Version 2.48
    Version 2.48 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for Software Updates Installer.

    Version 2.47
    Version 2.47 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for potentiall deadlock in symbol handling code.

    Version 2.46
    Version 2.46 includes the following functionality:

    • Addition of support for _NT_SYMBOL_PATH, _NT_ALT_SYMBOL_PATH, _NT_ALTERNATE_SYMBOL_PATH, _NT_SYMCACHE_PATH. See Symbol Server settings dialog for configuration options.
    • Bug fix for setting environment values in services and applications.
    • Bug fix for failing to correctly restore the size and position of the main window when restarting the software.

    Version 2.45
    Version 2.45 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for floating licencing.
    • Maintenance release. Misc bug fixes.

    Version 2.44
    Version 2.44 includes the following functionality:

    • Addition of command line option -showErrorsWithMessageBox that reports errors on stdout.
    • Minor bug fixes, maintenance release.

    Version 2.43
    Version 2.43 includes the following functionality:

    • Maintenance release.

    Version 2.42
    Version 2.42 includes the following functionality:

    • Maintenance release. Lots of minor bug fixes.

    Version 2.41
    Version 2.41 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for broken installer for 2.40.

    Version 2.40
    Version 2.40 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for inject dialog and inject wizard.
    • Bug fix for launch wizard.

    Version 2.39
    Version 2.39 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for running C++ Bug Validator from a service.
    • Bug fix for incorrectly classifying Windows patch DLLs.
    • Improvement to symbol handling.
    • Improvement to MAP file handling.

    Version 2.38
    Version 2.38 includes the following functionality:

    • Addition of ability to specify a different application to monitor than the application that is being launched. This allows you to monitor applications launched by a different application.
    • Bug fix for TDS Symbol Reader when Validator DLL is not loaded from Validator install directory.

    Version 2.37
    Version 2.37 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for serialization - you can't load a session that is already loaded in the session manager.

    Version 2.36
    Version 2.36 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for .Net symbol handling when .Net tries to setup profiler for multiple profiler interfaces.
    • Bug fix for handle leak. Leak discovered using C++ Memory Validator.

    Version 2.35
    Version 2.35 includes the following functionality:

    • Copy from grid now uses TAB to separate columns rather than SPACE. This is for improved copy/paste with Excel.
    • Loading a session will now detect when attempts are made sessions saved with an incompatible product (example: loading 64 bit session into 32 bit tool). Valid for all sessions from this version onwards.
    • Bug fix for potential crash with manifest handling.

    Version 2.34
    Version 2.34 includes the following functionality:

    • New configuration of DbgHelp DLLs for VS 2013 and VS 2015 to provide better performance.

    Version 2.33
    Version 2.33 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for settings very large environment variable values.
    • Bug fix for bug during undecorate.
    • Bug fix for symbol handling.

    Version 2.31
    Version 2.32 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for process monitoring when target is elevated and Validator is non-elevated.
    • Additional user warning when momitored process is elevated and Validator is non-elevated.
    • Bug fix for a special case of quoted command line arguments.
    • Addition of -monitorAService command line argument.

    Version 2.31
    Version 2.31 includes the following functionality:

    • Maintenance update.

    Version 2.29
    Version 2.30 includes the following functionality:

    • Support for Visual Studio 2015

    Version 2.29
    Version 2.29 includes the following functionality:

    • New implementation for launching and injecting into executables. This method removes some technical limitations, opening the way for future improvements to the software.
    • Bug fix for Inject dialog incorrectly listing 64 bit executables to inject into.

    Version 2.27
    Version 2.28 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for UI Defeat Global hook.

    Version 2.27
    Version 2.27 includes the following functionality:

    • Change to how launch history is stored and managed. Principle reason for this is to fix a long standing, hard to reproduce bug that mixes up data from one launch with another launch.
    • Static analysis improvements.
    • Improvements to exception logging.
    • Improved UI defeat global hook implementation.

    Version 2.25
    Version 2.26 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for potential memory leak caused by race condition.
    • Bug fix for high speed shared memory data transport race condition during shutdown.
    • Bug fix for symbol demangling bug with Microsoft's UnDecorateSymbolName which can crash with certain input.
    • UX Change in behaviour for the Get Symbols... action on the Symbol Servers settings page. Now meets user expectations.

    Version 2.25
    Version 2.25 includes the following functionality:

    • Maintenance release.

    Version 2.24
    Version 2.24 includes the following functionality:

    • Improved launch handling of mixed mode .Net modules.
    • Improved Windows Firewall handling.

    Version 2.23
    Version 2.23 includes the following functionality:

    • Maintenance release.

    Version 2.22
    Version 2.22 includes the following functionality:

    • Static analysis improvements.
    • Minor bug fixes.

    Version 2.21
    Version 2.21 includes the following functionality:

    • Minor UX improvements.
    • Improvements to display of MBCS encoded (non-ANSI) files with no Byte Order Mark.

    Version 2.20
    Version 2.20 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for possible inject failure when run from the command line.

    Version 2.19
    Version 2.19 includes the following functionality:

    • Support for non-western character sets in source code display - examples include Greek, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Albanian, Arabic, Hebre, Hindia, Armenian, Russian.

    Version 2.18
    Version 2.18 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for floating licensing.

    Version 2.17
    Version 2.17 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for Windows 7 crash when hooking.

    Version 2.16
    Version 2.16 includes the following functionality:

    • New DLL load detection support for Windows 8. Previously some DLLs loaded by COM were not being monitored.
    • Bug fix for PE file inspector.
    • Static analysis bug fixes.

    Version 2.15
    Version 2.15 includes the following functionality:

    • New VS2010 Installer handling. No user interaction required - no confusion over what to choose.
    • Improved launch procedure for when trying to launch a program that needs administrator privileges when Validator not running as administrator.
    • Improved Diagnostic tab - a filter is now present so that you can easily focus on just the messages you are interested in.

    Version 2.14
    Version 2.14 includes the following functionality:

    • Improved choose a Visual Studio dialog. Better error handling on machines with no Visual Studio installed.
    • Resizable launch dialog.
    • Resizable wait for process dialog.
    • Bug fix for potential crash with copy to clipboard.
    • Improvement to Inject into Process dialog.

    Version 2.13
    Version 2.13 includes the following functionality:

    • New build with Visual Studio 2010. Support for Operating Systems from Windows XP onwards. Windows NT4 and Windows 2000 are no longer supported, except with a special build..
    • Additional security checks.
    • Improved performance with some VirtualQuery() calls.

    Version 2.12
    Version 2.12 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for Hide All menu option on the Data Views menu.
    • Bug fix for restoring Data Views.

    Version 2.11
    Version 2.11 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for registry handling.
    • Bug fix for launch dialog.

    Version 2.10
    Version 2.10 includes the following functionality:

    • New menu, "Data Views" allowing you to show, hide or reset all tabbed views.
    • Ability to hide any data view to simplify the screen layout.
    • Data view visibility preserved between sessions.
    • Addition of command line argument -doNotInteractWithUser. Use this to prevent the stub or the GUI from displaying error dialogs during runs. This is useful when setting up automated testing on a server.

    Version 2.09
    Version 2.09 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for software update installer.

    Version 2.08
    Version 2.08 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for reading/writing values to/from the registry.

    Version 2.06
    Version 2.07 includes the following functionality:

    • Support for Visual Studio 2014 CTP

    Version 2.06
    Version 2.06 includes the following functionality:

    • Registry reading error handling update.
    • Update to Software Updates install behaviour.
    • Settings serialization bug fix.

    Version 2.04
    Version 2.05 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for disassembler code.
    • Change to Browse for Folder behaviour.

    Version 2.04
    Version 2.04 includes the following functionality:

    • Updated installer, now includes error logging for the odd occasion when installs go wrong.
    • Misc other updates and bug fixes.

    Version 2.02
    Version 2.03 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for possible crash when reallocating memory (Inject dialog).

    Version 2.02
    Version 2.02 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for slow Post Processing stage when waiting for target application to close.
    • Fix application specific file storage issues when run without admin privileges on Vista/7/8.
    • Bug fix for incorrect memory reallocation in svlService.
    • This is a recommended download.

    Version 2.00
    Version 2.01 includes the following functionality:

    • Can now detect and warn about incompatibility with Microsoft Application Verifier.
    • Improved error reporting for hooks.
    • Misc bug fixes for errors found in testing.

    Version 2.00
    Version 2.00 includes the following functionality:

    • New version that does not require administrator privileges to run. No User Account Control dialogs!
    • Improved function hooker.
    • Improved delay load hooker.
    • Improved failure reporting.
    • Bug fix for rare crash in high speed comms linear heap.

    Version 1.99
    Version 1.99 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for profiling mixed mode native/.Net processes.
    • Bug fix for memory leak.

    Version 1.98
    Version 1.98 includes the following functionality:

    • Maintenance release.
    • Improved PE File reader.
    • Bug fix for attaching to .Net processes.

    Version 1.97
    Version 1.97 includes the following functionality:

    • Symbol handling bug fix.

    Version 1.96
    Version 1.96 includes the following functionality:

    • Instrumentation bug fix.
    • Minor UX improvements. Browse For Folder dialog.

    Version 1.95
    Version 1.95 includes the following functionality:

    • Miscellaneous UX improvements.
    • Miscellaneous bug fixes.

    Version 1.94
    Version 1.94 includes the following functionality:

    • Maintenance release.

    Version 1.93
    Version 1.93 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for broken resources in some user interface components.

    Version 1.92
    Version 1.92 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for code instrumentation disassembler.

    Version 1.91
    Version 1.91 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for symbol servers settings dialog.
    • Bug fix for failing to fetch symbols from symbol servers in certain situations.
    • Command line arguments containing quotes can now be passed to target programs.

    Version 1.90
    Version 1.90 includes the following functionality:

    • Lock handling change for symbol handler. Spend less time in lock. Reduce likelihood of deadlock in stub.
    • Licensing code update.

    Version 1.89
    Version 1.89 includes the following functionality:

    • Changed application and Hooked DLLs bug fix and behaviour change.
    • Change to display filters dialog display.
    • Maintenance: Licensing code update. Code cleanup. Code removal.

    Version 1.88
    Version 1.88 includes the following functionality:

    • Editor settings dialog bug fix.

    Version 1.87
    Version 1.87 includes the following functionality:

    • Changed how file extensions are displayed in File Open / File Save dialog.
    • Speed improvement for all tree/grid controls. This will improve the performance tree controls with large datasets greatly.

    Version 1.86
    Version 1.86 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for symbol handling.

    Version 1.85
    Version 1.85 includes the following functionality:

    • Improved error reporting for failed Named Pipes.
    • Improved Symbol Server handling - now automatically quotes directories that include spaces.

    Version 1.84
    Version 1.84 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for hooking functions.
    • Bug fix multi-threaded access to symbol in module manager.

    Version 1.83
    Version 1.83 includes the following functionality:

    • Misc software bug fixes.
    • New help file builder.

    Version 1.82
    Version 1.82 includes the following functionality:

    • Diagnostic view performance improvement.
    • Native code instrumentation performance improvement.

    Version 1.81
    Version 1.81 includes the following functionality:

    • Provisional support for Visual Studio 2013.

    Version 1.80
    Version 1.80 includes the following functionality:

    • Updated diagnostic view to allow filtering of the data displayed in the view
    • Addition of DbgHelp.dll symbol search path information to diagnostic view - to aid in diagnosing why symbols do not load.

    Version 1.79
    Version 1.79 includes the following functionality:

    • Improved handling of DLL filtering.

    Version 1.78
    Version 1.78 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for crash in symbol handler.

    Version 1.77
    Version 1.77 includes the following functionality:

    • Environment variables dialog (on launch dialog/wizard) can now acquire environment variables from the system and import and export environment variables from/to files.

    Version 1.76
    Version 1.76 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for fetching of symbols and symbol server handling.
    • Bug fix for settings dialog.

    Version 1.75
    Version 1.75 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for error R6034 - loading wrong C Runtime error displayed during startup or shutdown of target application

    Version 1.74
    Version 1.74 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for launch dialog and launch wizard/
    • Updated symbol server support.
    • Update for .Net support.

    Version 1.73
    Version 1.73 includes the following functionality:

    • Support for VS2012, .Net Framework 4.5.
    • Bug fix for Tips dialog.

    Version 1.72
    Version 1.72 includes the following functionality:

    • New debugging symbols handler. Faster, more robust, more fault tolerant.

    Version 1.71
    Version 1.71 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for broken keygen for eval/beta versions.

    Version 1.70
    Version 1.70 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for auto-fixing data comms control values.
    • Addition of support for floating licensing.

    Version 1.69
    Version 1.69 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for launching different application to the Hooked DLLs settings.
    • UX modifications for Inject into Process dialog.
    • Bug for -waitName command line argument.

    Version 1.68
    Version 1.68 includes the following functionality:

    • Many changes to improve the UX of the software.
    • Prevent double clicks on the tree +/- button from changing the tree state.
    • Prevent losing selection when deleting data from grids.
    • Improved settings dialog selection on tree control.
    • Improved progress dialog.
    • Improved UI feedback after loading settings or resettings settings from the settings dialog.
    • Change to tree control to remember it's expand/contract state between clicks.

    Version 1.67
    Version 1.67 includes the following functionality:

    • Improvements to tree expand/collapse behaviour to improve user experience.
    • Bug fix for erroneous DelayHook message.

    Version 1.66
    Version 1.66 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for buffer overrun.

    Version 1.65
    Version 1.65 includes the following functionality:

    • New version of editing component, providing additional functionality.
    • New cleaner drawing style for tree/grid control.
    • Minor UX changes.
    • Minor bug fixes.

    Version 1.64
    Version 1.64 includes the following functionality:

    • User experience improvements for DbgHelp.dll chooser.
    • Bug fix for UI and Stub Global Hook settings.

    Version 1.63
    Version 1.63 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fixes from static analysis.

    Version 1.62
    Version 1.62 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for possible deadlock with Session Manager.
    • Bug fix for possible deadlock with Diagnostic View.

    Version 1.61
    Version 1.61 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fixes after static analysis work.

    Version 1.60
    Version 1.60 includes the following functionality:

    • Improved file handling. Can now read ANSI, UTF-8, UTF-16 (both variants).
    • Launch dialog/wizard has additional check for UPX compressed executables.

    Version 1.59
    Version 1.59 includes the following functionality:

    • UX fixes for Session Manager dialog.
    • All sessions now have a session alias so you can give a session a meaningful name.
    • New option on Tools menu allowing you to explore the debug info status per DLL.

    Version 1.58
    Version 1.58 includes the following functionality:

    • Replaced Tip of the Day dialog with a new modeless tips dialog that works very differently.
    • UX improvements to various dialogs.
    • Minor bug fixes.

    Version 1.57
    Version 1.57 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for settings load/saving.

    Version 1.56
    Version 1.56 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fixes from static analysis tool.
    • Editing tool upgrade.

    Version 1.55
    Version 1.55 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for Visual Studio editing.

    Version 1.54
    Version 1.54 includes the following functionality:

    • New behaviour for -program programName. If programName is specified without a path we search the start directory and the PATH environment variable and select the first matching program.
    • Bug fix for launching progams from the command line with the -allArgs argument.

    Version 1.53
    Version 1.53 includes the following functionality:

    • More bug fixes from static analysis with Visual Lint.
    • New file format - not backwards compatible (sorry). But the change is worth it.

    Version 1.52
    Version 1.52 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for invalid handle crash in user interface.

    Version 1.51
    Version 1.51 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for URL encoding when talking to software update server.

    Version 1.50
    Version 1.50 includes the following functionality:

    • Lock handling performance improvements.
    • Software update changes - update will not happen when run from command line.

    Version 1.49
    Version 1.49 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for potential memory corruption.

    Version 1.48
    Version 1.48 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for software updater throwing MFC exception on some systems.

    Version 1.47
    Version 1.47 includes the following functionality:

    • XML output reformatted to improve readability and rendering.
    • Updated self-installer to handle additional security checks for some computer systems.

    Version 1.46
    Version 1.46 includes the following functionality:

    • Addition of software update code.

    Version 1.45
    Version 1.45 includes the following functionality:

    • Improved Symbol Server support - workaround for hang caused by WinInet global Mutexs.
    • New tutorial tab and additional option on Help menu.

    Version 1.44
    Version 1.44 includes the following functionality:

    • Update for evaluations.

    Version 1.43
    Version 1.43 includes the following functionality:

    • Tutorials moved to the website. Tutorial link always available from help menu and at startup.

    Version 1.42
    Version 1.42 includes the following functionality:

    • Change to "Bug Validator"
    • Addition of some low level instrumentation monitoring tweaks.

    Version 1.41
    Version 1.41 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for crash during shutdown.

    Version 1.40
    Version 1.40 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for stall during line hooking due to new DbgHelp.dll behaviour for some inline code.

    Version 1.39
    Version 1.39 includes the following functionality:

    • Improved "Symbol Lookup" Visual Studio chooser based upon user feedback.

    Version 1.38
    Version 1.38 includes the following functionality:

    • Low data processing race condition bug fix.

    Version 1.37
    Version 1.37 includes the following functionality:

    • New file missing dialog implementation.
    • Bug fix for code instrumentation.

    Version 1.36
    Version 1.36 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for buffer overrun on session export dialog.

    Version 1.35
    Version 1.35 includes the following functionality:

    • Maintenance release.

    Version 1.34
    Version 1.34 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for crash with PE inspection DLL during application launch.
    • New menu implementation, addition of bitmaps.

    Version 1.33
    Version 1.33 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for COMCTL32.DLL bitmap handling.

    Version 1.32
    Version 1.32 includes the following functionality:

    • Inject, Launch and Wait wizard layouts changed to be more industry standard behaviour.

    Version 1.31
    Version 1.31 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for saving sessions.
    • Improved COFF/STABS symbol handling.

    Version 1.30
    Version 1.30 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for DbgHelp.dll specification.
    • Additional techniques for identifying Visual Studio installs.

    Version 1.29
    Version 1.29 includes the following functionality:

    • When run from the command line using command line options the return code is now the return code of the most recently run app.
    • Bug fix for race condition when starting second or subsequent session, could cause possible crash.
    • Fix minor bug fixes.

    Version 1.28
    Version 1.28 includes the following functionality:

    • Change of behaviour for symbol server dialog.

    Version 1.27
    Version 1.27 includes the following functionality:

    • New communications architecture.
    • New handling for dbghelp.dll and different versions of Visual Studio.

    Version 1.26
    Version 1.26 includes the following functionality:

    • Support for .Net framework 4, CLR 4.

    Version 1.25
    Version 1.25 includes the following functionality:

    • Rationalising code base. Maintenance release.

    Version 1.24
    Version 1.24 includes the following functionality:

    • Maintenance release.

    Version 1.23
    Version 1.23 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for launching applications.

    Version 1.22
    Version 1.22 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for profiling mixed-mode .Net applications.

    Version 1.21
    Version 1.21 includes the following functionality:

    • Addition of timestamps to recorded data.
    • Additional information on the diagnostic tab.
    • Additional information in exception reports.
    • Bug fix for reading stabs debug information from MingW4.4 compiler (handles relative filenames correctly).
    • Bug fix for reading COFF debug information from MingW4.4 compiler (Performance improvement).

    Version 1.20
    Version 1.20 includes the following functionality:

    • Support for Windows 7 KernelBase.dll hooking.
    • Support for editing with VS 2010.
    • Bug fix for editing with VS 2008
    • Bug fix for GetProcAddress() hooking.
    • Bug fix for crash fetching long .Net symbols in mixed mode applications.

    Version 1.19
    Version 1.19 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for handle leak with ToolHelp32.
    • Bug fix for failure with socket() when incorrectly hooking resource DLLs that have more than one section (example: mfc80enu.dll).

    Version 1.18
    Version 1.18 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for environment variable handling.
    • Bug fix for license installer software.

    Version 1.17
    Version 1.17 includes the following functionality:

    • Improved handling of mixed mode .Net applications - specifically .Net applications that call unmanaged code directly from .Net code.
    • Version checking for DbgHelp.dll - status and any warning messages displayed on Diagnostic tab.
    • Bug fix for Hooked DLLs.

    Version 1.15
    Version 1.16 includes the following functionality:

    • Minor UI changes to add user hints.
    • All executables are now code signed to prevent warnings on Vista/Windows 7.

    Version 1.14
    Version 1.15 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for reading various types of malformed DLLs.
    • Correct detection of Resource only DLLs.

    Version 1.13
    Version 1.14 includes the following functionality:

    • Support for launching batch files as well as executable. First application launched by batch file will be monitored.

    Version 1.12
    Version 1.13 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for shutdown handling to prevent busy wait with DbgHelp.
    • Bug fix for advanced DbgHelp symbol handling.
    • Bug fix for Windows Symbols PDB Paths handling on launch dialog.

    Version 1.12
    Version 1.12 includes the following functionality:

    • Misc bug fixes.

    Version 1.11
    Version 1.11 includes the following functionality:

    • Hooked DLLs, sorted DLLs in list.

    Version 1.10
    Version 1.10 includes the following functionality:

    • Addition of new command line argument. -launchAppHidden. Causes the program started with -program to run hidden.
    • Minor tip of day bug fix.
    • Minor gui fixes.

    Version 1.09
    Version 1.09 includes the following functionality:

    • Minor bug fixes.

    Version 1.08
    Version 1.08 includes the following functionality:

    • Misc bug fixes. Maintenance release.

    Version 1.07
    Version 1.07 includes the following functionality:

    • Modified Inject dialog to be resizable and remember which column it sorts on and previous selection.

    Version 1.06
    Version 1.06 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for launching on Windows Vista and Windows 2008.

    Version 1.05
    Version 1.05 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for obscure "The Handle is invalid." error message that can happen during launch.
    • Bug fix for launching on Windows Vista and Windows 2008.

    Version 1.04
    Version 1.04 includes the following functionality:

    • Code hooking rationalisation.
    • Bug fix for -fileLocations command line switch.
    • Bug fix for data corruption in tree/grid control class hierarchy.

    Version 1.03
    Version 1.03 includes the following functionality:

    • Robustness maintenance.

    Version 1.02
    Version 1.02 includes the following functionality:

    • Addition of support for Symbol Servers.
    • Detection of incorrect linking with C runtime version for Visual Studio 2005/2008 to detect coredll.dll (a WinCE dll) type errors.
    • Detection of launching applications from windows\system32 or injecting into applications/services running from windows\system32.
    • Addition of 32 bit executable test.

    Version 1.01
    Version 1.01 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for Session Manager dialog, attach dialog and attach wizard.

    Version 1.00
    Version 1.00 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for crash with inject wizard.
    • Bug fix for background colour on some resizing graphical dialog boxes.
    • Bug fix for source code display possible crash when in a splitter window.

    Version 0.99
    Version 0.99 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for crash with settings dialog File Locations.
    • Replacement of all 3rd party tab controls with a custom tab control.
    • Bug fix for source code control and misc controls flickering when resizing in a splitter window.

    Version 0.98
    Version 0.98 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for Deploy dialog.
    • Addition of Export and Import options to File Locations settings dialog.
    • Bug fix for settings dialog to allow correction selection of specified tab.
    • Update to licensing dialog to prevent confusion with example application.
    • Minor bug fixes.

    Version 0.97
    Version 0.97 includes the following functionality:

    • Replacement of all 3rd party grid/tree controls with the same virtual grid/tree control used for the main displays. This change has been made for consistency of user interface and also to facilitate future ports of the software to alternate operating systems and widget toolkits.
    • Bug fix for flickering main display when resizing.
    • Column sort highlighting - arrow on column header and colour column colour hinting for the entire column.
    • New layout for setting dialog, to make settings dialogs as similar as possible across the entire Software Verify product range.
    • New default colours - click Reset on settings dialog to get them (other settings will change as well!)

    Version 0.96
    Version 0.96 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for instrumentation.
    • Bug fix for cached instrumentation data date error when map file has earlier timestamp than DLL.

    Version 0.95
    Version 0.95 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for some code that could cause Data Execution Prevention violations if you had this Operating System option enabled.

    Version 0.94
    Version 0.94 includes the following functionality:

    • Improved detection method for .Net modules.
    • Bug fix for "The handle is invalid" error when trying to launch applications.

    Version 0.93
    Version 0.93 includes the following functionality:

    • Performance improvement for reading files.

    Version 0.92
    Version 0.92 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for stack overflow bug inspecting dependent DLLs on very large applications.
    • Provisional support for Visual Studio 9.0/2008

    Version 0.91
    Version 0.91 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for crash when double click on Reset button on settings dialog.
    • Misc maintenance improvements.

    Version 0.90
    Version 0.90 includes the following functionality:

    • Bug fix for race condition (causes crash) for inter process comms one multi core/cpu machines. Bug is not visible on HyperThreaded machines or single cores CPUs. Bug has been seen on dual core CPUs, but is more obvious on dual core quad CPU machines.

    Version 0.89
    Version 0.89 includes the following functionality:

    • Minor bug fixes.

    Version 0.88
    Version 0.88 includes the following functionality:

    • Minor user interface bug fixes and usability improvements.

    Version 0.87
    Version 0.87 includes the following functionality:

    • Source code colouring - more languages supported.
    • File dialog file extension handling improvements.
    • Launch dialog/wizard - addition of Delete button.

    Version 0.86
    Version 0.86 includes the following new functionality:

    • Maintenance release - bug fix in a support library.

    Version 0.85
    Version 0.85 includes the following new functionality:

    • IMproved HTML Help handling.

    Version 0.84
    Version 0.84 includes the following new functionality:

    • "Help PDF" added to Help menu if PDF help file is present in installation directory.
    • Bug fix for installer.
    • Behaviour change for Global Hook DLL handler.

    Version 0.83
    Version 0.83 includes the following new functionality:

    • Feature Improvement: (Customer request) Multiple Bug Validator instances now supported for "Inject" and "Wait for Application" as well as for launching.
    • Bug fix: Any .NET DLLs loaded by the instrumented process will be ignored.
    • Modified launch, inject and wait for application topics to include references to new help topics explaining possible reasons for failure to inject. New Help topics on:
      • What causes Inject or launch to fail?
      • Why are some functions not hooked?
      • Why are some lines not hooked?

    Version 0.82
    Version 0.82 includes the following new functionality:

    • Bug fix for load/saving settings.
    • Updated scrollbar handling for editor component.

    Version 0.81
    Version 0.81 includes the following new functionality:

    • Bug fix for session manager dialog.

    Version 0.80
    Version 0.80 includes the following new functionality:

    • Addition of extra diagnostic data for helping diagnose problems when data goes bad.
    • Bug fix for rare crash whilst instrumenting code.

    Version 0.79
    Version 0.79 includes the following new functionality:

    • Bug fix for potential buffer overflow when command line of tested application is very long (MAX_PATH + 256 TCHARs).
    • Command line displayed on diagnostic tab.
    • Detailed command line displayed on diagnostic tab when in regression test mode.
    • Detection of StarDock Window Blinds so that it can be safely ignored.

    Version 0.78
    Version 0.78 includes the following new functionality:

    • Maintenance release.

    Version 0.77
    Version 0.77 includes the following new functionality:

    • Minor UI bug fixes.
    • Bug fix for tutorial handling and tip of day.
    • Improved splitter window resizing.

    Version 0.76
    Version 0.76 includes the following new functionality:

    • Bug fix for collecting data for register held parameters and variables of size != sizeof(DWORD).
    • Bug fix for crash instrumenting invalid register-relative parameter and variable data.
    • Bug fix for diagnostic tab when loading or switching sessions.

    Version 0.75
    Version 0.75 includes the following new functionality:

    • UI modifications for launch dialog.
    • Bug fix for Global Hook UI DLLs.

    Version 0.74
    Version 0.74 includes the following new functionality:

    • Improved stdout and stderr user interface on diagnostic tab.
    • Various minor bug fixes.

    Version 0.73
    Version 0.73 includes the following new functionality:

    • Bug fix for failing to load MFC80(u)(d).DLL symbols.
    • Bug fix for incorrect calculation of 'this' parameter size from PDB data for VC++ 6.0. This bug does not affect VC++ 8.0. This bug may affect VC++ 7.0/7.1. This bug most likely was the cause of some crashes caused by "off by 4 bytes errors".
    • Minor user interface changes.

    Version 0.72
    Version 0.72 includes the following new functionality:

    • Release to bring Bug Validator and Bug Validator Client into compatibility.

    Version 0.71
    Version 0.71 includes the following new functionality:

    • Rebuilt help file to remove potentially dangerous bookmark characters and use new help compiler. This action is in response to a few users complaining that HTML Help crashed for them.
    • Bug fix for UI Global Hook intercept dialog.
    • Bug fix for DLL Hooking.

    Version 0.70
    Version 0.70 includes the following new functionality:

    • Addition of icons to tree to indicate call/return/etc.
    • New more-readable style for exported data.

    Version 0.69
    Version 0.69 includes the following new functionality:

    • Bug fix for crash parsing crash data.

    Version 0.68
    Version 0.68 includes the following new functionality:

    • Bug fix for crash parsing crash data.

    Version 0.67
    Version 0.67 includes the following new functionality:

    • Update to accomodate debug format change with Visual Studio 2005.

    Version 0.66
    Version 0.66 includes the following new functionality:

    • Bug fix for hang when hooking.

    Version 0.65
    Version 0.65 includes the following new functionality:

    • Editor component maintenance updated.

    Version 0.64
    Version 0.64 includes the following new functionality:

    • Bug fix for displaying exception information, extended to include the MFC/C++ Exception (0xE06D7363).

    Version 0.63
    Version 0.63 includes the following new functionality:

    • Bug fix - when loading settings file update the cache status flag. This is important if you load settings manually or on the command line.
    • Automatic file association.
    • Bug fix for displaying exception information, extended to include the MSVC++ Thread Name Exception (0x406D1388).

    Version 0.62
    Version 0.62 includes the following new functionality:

    • Bug fix for display of parameters, locals.
    • Bug fix for load session on command line.
    • Bug fix for Reset launch history on launch application dialog.
    • Bug fix for thread detection on Windows 2000/Windows XP.

    Version 0.61
    Version 0.61 includes the following new functionality:

    • Editing options expanded to include Visual Studio.NET 2002, 2003, 2005, SCiTE editor.

    Version 0.60
    Version 0.60 includes the following new functionality:

    • Bug fix for Unicode environment variables.

    Version 0.59
    Version 0.59 includes the following new functionality:

    • Maintenance release.

    Version 0.57
    Version 0.58 includes the following new functionality:

    • New warnings for .NET applications on Launch dialog.
    • Bug fixes for flow trace variable data display.

    Version 0.56
    Version 0.57 includes the following new functionality:

    • Removal of DLLs not to hook settings.
    • Improvement of Hooked DLLs settings to provide control over hooking and not hooking of DLLs.
    • Support for * wildcard for DLL specification on Hooked DLLs settings.
    • Addition of extra control on Hook Insertion settings.

    Version 0.56
    Version 0.56 includes the following new functionality:

    • Correct handling of setjmp/longjmp.

    Version 0.55
    Version 0.55 includes the following new functionality:

    • Help now supplied as HTML Help rather than WinHelp.

    Version 0.54
    Version 0.54 includes the following new functionality:

    • StatusBar update.

    Version 0.53
    Version 0.53 includes the following new functionality:

    • Addition of custom hooks allowing you to monitor any API (input parameters, return value and Win32 last error code) in any DLL.
    • Addition of extra controls to simply turn function tracing, line tracing, custom hook tracing and Win32 Function tracing on and off.
    • Misc bug fixes.

    Version 0.52
    Version 0.52 includes the following new functionality:

    • New Intrumentation filter options on context menu of Execution History.
      • Filter by Filename
      • Filter by Directory
      • Filter by DLL
    • Improved Excluded Source Files filter options.
    • Addition of tracking of Win32 Last Error status (as returned by GetLastError) for every function and line monitored.
    • Display improvement for <UNKNOWN> symbols.
    • Bug fix for display diacritical characters and characters above 127.
    • Bug fix for infinite loop when collecting data in instrumentation stub.

    Version 0.51
    Version 0.51 includes the following new functionality:

    • Instrumentation bug fix for hooking code containing computed unconditional jmp instructions.

    Version 0.50
    Version 0.50 includes the following new functionality:

    • Bug fix for load/save settings.

    Version 0.49
    Version 0.49 includes the following new functionality:

    • Bug fix for failing to instrument a DLL that has been filtered.

    Version 0.48
    Version 0.48 includes the following new functionality:

    • Injection feedback speedup.

    Version 0.47
    Version 0.47 includes the following new functionality:

    • Misc user interface bug fixes.

    Version 0.46
    Version 0.46 includes the following new functionality:

    • Misc bug fixes.

    Version 0.45
    Version 0.45 includes the following new functionality:

    • Bug fix register corruption in hook.

    Version 0.44
    Version 0.44 includes the following new functionality:

    • Bug fix for editor.

    Version 0.43
    Version 0.43 includes the following new functionality:

    • Licensing bug fix - only affects beta versions.

    Version 0.42
    Version 0.42 includes the following new functionality:

    • Addition of stdout and stderr output on diagnostic tab.

    Version 0.41
    Version 0.41 includes the following new functionality:

    • Bug fix installer.
    • Bug fix for licensing.
    • Removal of SE_SECURITY_NAME privilege requirement for working with services.
    • Updated help.

    Version 0.40
    Version 0.40 includes the following new functionality:

    • Bug fix for session loading.

    Version 0.39
    Version 0.39 includes the following new functionality:

    • Changed injection feedback mechanism to improve hooking.
    • Improved error reporting during hooking.

    Version 0.38
    Version 0.38 includes the following new functionality:

    • Context menu on tooltip support.

    Version 0.37
    Version 0.37 includes the following new functionality:

    • Addition of User Privilege checks when accessing the Registry and setting debugging privileges.

    Version 0.36
    Version 0.36 includes the following new functionality:

    • Keyboard Accelerators.

    Version 0.35
    Version 0.35 includes the following new functionality:

    • Bug fix for File Locations.

    Version 0.34
    Version 0.34 includes the following new functionality:

    • Clipboard handling bug fix.

    Version 0.33
    Version 0.33 includes the following new functionality:

    • Bug fix for source file types on settings dialog.
    • Bug fix for file extension filter on settings dialog.

    Version 0.32
    Version 0.32 includes the following new functionality:

    • Support for multiple instances of Bug Validator running at once.
    • Launch Dialog and Launch Wizard provide environment variable support.

    Version 0.31
    Version 0.31 includes the following new functionality:

    • Virtual tree control font bug fix.

    Version 0.30
    Version 0.30 includes the following new functionality:

    • Virtual grid/tree control graphics bug fix.

    Version 0.28
    Version 0.29 includes the following new functionality:

    • Feature change: Searching Prev/Next now works relative to current selection, not relative to last search result.

    Version 0.28
    Version 0.28 includes the following new functionality:

    • Bug fix for rare INVALID_HANDLE_EXCEPTION crash.

    Version 0.27
    Version 0.27 includes the following new functionality:

    • Session export asks user for confirmation of file overwrite.
    • Keep selection when filtering display improvement when selection is filtered by the display filters.
    • User interface bug fix for colour propogation.
    • Selection on tree control is kept when display is modified by a filter.
    • Addition of Browse button on filter dialogs.
    • Bug fix for search for Line NNN.

    Version 0.26
    Version 0.26 includes the following new functionality:

    • Bug fix for cross-process data synchronization.

    Version 0.25
    Version 0.25 includes the following new functionality:

    • Improved robustness of data collection.

    Version 0.24
    Version 0.24 includes the following new functionality:

    • Addition of parameter tracking, local variable tracking, return value tracking, exception tracking and register value tracking.
    • New user interface to allow inspection of parameters, local variables and registers.
    • User interface display filters.
    • Auto highlight user interface.
    • Search data user interface.
    • Navigation buttons.

    Version 0.23
    Version 0.23 includes the following new functionality:

    • Hook insertion optimization.
    • Bug fix for export session dialog.
    • Bug fix for filtering functions based on file location.
    • Performance improvement: MAP files can be used to hook functions even without line number information.

    Version 0.22
    Version 0.22 includes the following new functionality:

    • Multi-select file open dialog on various hook settings dialog tabs.

    Version 0.21
    Version 0.21 includes the following new functionality:

    • Bug fix: Hook Insertion tab did not correctly control hooking of statically linked CRT/MFC.
    • Misc bug fixes.

    Version 0.20
    Version 0.20 includes the following new functionality:

    • Support for Salford Software's FORTRAN 95 (COFF symbols).
    • Support for Metrowerks CodeWarrior compiler (CodeView symbols).

    Version 0.19
    Version 0.19 includes the following new functionality:

    • Maintenance update. Misc bug fixes.

    Version 0.18
    Version 0.18 includes the following new functionality:

    • Mouse wheel support for editing component.

    Version 0.17
    Version 0.17 includes the following new functionality:

    • Improvement for symbol handling.
    • Editor component bug fix.

    Version 0.16
    Version 0.16 includes the following new functionality:

    • Enhanced editor component - embedded text can be aligned left or right.
    • Large icons for toolbars.
    • Relaunch application functionality.

    Version 0.15
    Version 0.15 includes the following new functionality:

    • Custom editor support.
    • Updated help file.

    Version 0.14
    Version 0.14 includes the following new functionality:

    • Enhanced editor component.

    Version 0.13
    Version 0.13 includes the following new functionality:

    • Bug fix for code rewriting hooks.

    Version 0.12
    Version 0.12 includes the following new functionality:

    • Bug fix for crash data handling.
    • Bug fixes for loaded modules dialog.
    • Bug fix for hook progress dialog.

    Version 0.11
    Version 0.11 includes the following new functionality:

    • Bug fix for symbol handling.

    Version 0.10
    Version 0.10 includes the following new functionality:

    • Bug fix for hooking DLLs.

    Version 0.09
    Version 0.09 includes the following new functionality:

    • Maintenance build.

    Version 0.08
    Version 0.08 includes the following new functionality:

    • Behaviour change for handling KVI files when KVK file is missing/not present.
    • Bug fix for adding function addresses to KVI/KVK files.

    Version 0.07
    Version 0.07 includes the following new functionality:

    • Bug fix:Map file is only used when date matches the DLL.

    Version 0.06
    Version 0.06 includes the following new functionality:

    • Robustness improvement for function and line hooking.
    • Indented display for execution history.
    • Improved detection of functions in code sections. Previous algorithm had the potential to incorrectly identify data in code blocks as code. New algorithm use new PDB API to correctly identify functions.
    • Improved performance of tree control.

    Version 0.05
    Version 0.05 includes the following new functionality:

    • Robustness improvement for function and line hooking.

    Version 0.04
    Version 0.04 includes the following new functionality:

    • Extra error reporting relating to symbol tracking on diagnostic tab.
    • Bug fix for "automatically add to PDB search path". Paths are reset to match the file settings dialog/wizard prior to launching/injecting/waiting on an application. Paths are then rediscovered. This means that for situations where you have multiple versions of the same DLL in your development environment, the correct paths to your PDBs are used, rather than paths to PDBs in potentially other directories on your system than the particular DLL in use at the time.
    • Internal minor bug fixes.

    Version 0.03
    Version 0.03 includes the following new functionality:

    • Misc. internal improvements.

    Version 0.02
    Version 0.02 includes the following new functionality:

    • Bug fix for potential (but rare) deadlock on diagnostics tab.
    • Bug fix for memory corruption when copying data to the clipboard.

    Version 0.01

    Initial Bug Validator beta version made available to selected beta testers. We would like your feedback on any bugs you may find, on the features and benefits of the software, and also feedback on features that you think are missing from the software but which you would find useful.

    Please provide us with feedback.

    Regards.

    Software Verify Bug Validator Team.

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