Friday, April 7, 2006

Debug .NET dll's in AutoCAD 2007

By trial and error I early found working in Visual Studio 2005/VB.NET that I needed to add the working folder (C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 2007) to the Working directory in Properties>Debug>Start Options.

There are also a couple of other solutions to the problem that is triggered because acmgd.dll is now demand loaded at startup by default.

Change LOADCTRLS to 0xc (12) in the registry
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\AutoCAD\R17.0\ACAD-5001:409\Applications\AcMgd

Or don't copy acmgd to the debug/bin folder local. Change the Copy Local property for admgd.dll to False.

By the way observe that you now can use edit and continue in VB.NET 2005 even when debuging a dll loaded in AutoCAD. It's great!


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