How To: Windows Crash Dumps

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bradr
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How To: Windows Crash Dumps

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Hey All,

This is slightly OT but I think useful information for anyone developing plugins on Windows.

Fairly regularly I receive crash reports indicating problems with a plugin. Often I'll end up forwarding the crash dump to the plugin's developer but too often I get the impression they haven't archived the appropriate PDB files etc.. to be able to make sense of it.

So I wrote an article explaining how all this works. It's almost trivial to setup but it needs to be done at build time - not later when the crash report comes in. A couple of simple steps now makes working with crash reports later so much easier...

https://blog.cantabilesoftware.com/visu ... a666d94e2/

I hope someone finds this useful (and let me know if I've missed anything).

Brad
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Spork
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Re: How To: Windows Crash Dumps

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... excellent article. Let's change your entry to an sticky!

Thank you,
Michael.

haroldhotch
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Re: How To: Windows Crash Dumps

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FYI: 404 Page Not Found.

bradr
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Re: How To: Windows Crash Dumps

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Sorry about the broken link. Fixed now.

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