Debugging Tools (.NET Framework)

The tools in this section provide diagnostic services for .NET Framework applications and extensions for managed debugging.

These tools are automatically installed with Visual Studio and with the Windows SDK. The best way to run these tools is by using the Visual Studio or Windows SDK Command Prompt.

In This Section

  • Fuslogvw.exe (Assembly Binding Log Viewer)
    Displays information about assembly binds to help you diagnose why the .NET Framework cannot locate an assembly at run time.

  • MDbg.exe (.NET Framework Command-Line Debugger)
    Helps tools vendors and application developers find and fix bugs in programs that target the .NET Framework common language runtime. This tool uses the runtime debugging API to provide debugging services.

  • SOS.dll (SOS Debugging Extension)
    Helps you debug managed programs in the WinDbg.exe debugger and in Visual Studio by providing information about the internal common language runtime environment.