[VS2022][.Net 6.0] Can I see the callstack of program.cs main method invoker?

Vishnu Gopalakrishnan 126 Reputation points

I know Starting with .NET 6, the project template for new C# console apps generates the following code in the Program.cs file:
Console.WriteLine("Hello, World!");
// See https://aka.ms/new-console-template for more information

I wish to see the call stack source code above. i.e the main method starting. Is it possible?
Even after I enabled stepping into the .NET Framework source, I could not see the source file.
In the disassembly view of the call stack, the Go to the source file is disabled for this.

A cross-platform toolchain for developing, building, running, and publishing .NET applications.
290 questions
An object-oriented and type-safe programming language that has its roots in the C family of languages and includes support for component-oriented programming.
7,564 questions
Visual Studio Debugging
Visual Studio Debugging
Visual Studio: A family of Microsoft suites of integrated development tools for building applications for Windows, the web and mobile devices.Debugging: The act or process of detecting, locating, and correcting logical or syntactical errors in a program or malfunctions in hardware. In hardware contexts, the term troubleshoot is the term more frequently used, especially if the problem is major.
725 questions
.NET Runtime
.NET Runtime
.NET: Microsoft Technologies based on the .NET software framework.Runtime: The period of time during which a program is being executed in a computer.
980 questions
.NET Standard
.NET Standard
A formal specification of .NET APIs that are available on multiple .NET implementations.
492 questions
No comments
{count} votes

Accepted answer
  1. Bruce (SqlWork.com) 31,256 Reputation points

    there is no call stack. you are at the top of the stack. here is the generated IL code:

    .method private hidebysig static void  '<Main>$'(string[] args) cil managed  
      // Code size       12 (0xc)  
      .maxstack  8  
      IL_0000:  ldstr      "Hello, World!"  
      IL_0005:  call       void [System.Console]System.Console::WriteLine(string)  
      IL_000a:  nop  
      IL_000b:  ret  
    } // end of method Program::'<Main>$'  

    notice the .entrypoint that defines this as the code to call at startup.

    the program compiled to a .net dll. the generated hosting program (<name>.exe) is a C/C++ program that loads the dll, and calls the program code passing args. see:


    note: for min api, the C# compiler generates the main(string[] args) wrapper

0 additional answers

Sort by: Most helpful