Applies to: Visual Studio Visual Studio for Mac
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The documentation for the Spy++ utility includes two groups of general topics on Using Spy++ and on the Spy++ Views. These are followed by the Spy++ Reference, which provides further details on each available menu command and dialog box.
Using Spy++ Introduces the Spy++ tool and explains how it can be used.
Spy++ Views Explains the Spy++ tree views of windows, messages, processes, and threads.
Menu Commands Describes the commands available on each Spy++ menu.
Font Dialog Box Used to configure the character font used in a Spy++ Views window.
Search Tools for Spy++ Views Dialog boxes used to find a specific node in a Spy++ Views window.
Window Properties Dialog Box Used to display the properties of a window selected in Windows view.
Message Options Dialog Box Used to select which messages are listed in Messages view.
Message Properties Dialog Box Used to display the properties of a message selected in Messages view.
Process Properties Dialog Box Used to display the properties of a process selected in Processes view.
Thread Properties Dialog Box Used to display the properties of a thread selected in Threads view.
Other Dialog Boxes Used to display information about the Spy++ program.