In VS2019 what Conditions can I use in Function Breakpoints in native code?

JamesBurgess 21 Reputation points

When I set a breakpoint on a kernel32 function it works but I'm wonder what I can type into Conditions expression box:

Specifically what I'd like to do would be to compare the string which I know is at the stack register plus 4 bytes (esp+4) since that'll be the file path name. Is that possible? If not what can I type in there for this kind of breakpoint?


I know I can do this in windbg, I'm looking to do this in VS2019

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  1. Viorel 113.8K Reputation points

    For the specific part of your question, try entering this expression:

    wcsicmp(*(wchar_t**)(esp+4), L"known path…") == 0

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