Re: [Boost-docs] boost visual studio debugger visualizers

Subject: Re: [Boost-docs] boost visual studio debugger visualizers
From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-12-23 09:36:02

Roel Vanhout wrote:
>> I found on the following page:
>> that this
>> list is the correct one to discuss boost visualizers for the Visual
>> Studio debugger. The page mentioned includes a list of useful
>> visualizers that can be set in autoexp.dat, but last week I was
>> looking for a way to show a human-readable form of
>> boost::posix_time::ptime in the Visual Studio debugger. That cannot
>> be done directly in autoexp.dat, you need a debugger 'expression
>> evaluator' plugin dll for that, which are simple to write once you
>> get across some early hurdles (like the authorative sample from MSDN
>> not working out of the box). Anyway I was wondering if anyone is
>> interested in me packaging this plugin or adding otther boost types
>> to it.

Definitely, in fact I really wish someone would package up the existing
visualisers, create an easy way to add more, and submit them for review for
formal inclusion in Boost :-)


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