Contributor: SWAG SUPPORT GROUP SECTION 15 - Debugger / Tools This document contains information that is most often provided to users of this section. There is a listing of common Technical Information Documents that can be downloaded from the libraries, and a listing of the five most frequently asked questions and their answers. TI1037 Configuring/Using Turbo Debugger for Windows TI1262 Installation notes regarding Turbo Debugger for Windows TI1171 Borland problem report form Q. "Should I save my Resource Workshop projects as a .RES file or a .RC file?" A. Since .RC files are ASCII text, it is easier to debug them and share them with other programmers, so it is usually best to save your project as a .RC file and have it automatically create a .RES file for you. To do this, first create a .RC project. Then go to File|Preferences, and select the check box next to "Multi-Save .RES file." Now, every time you save your project, a .RES file will be created for you. Q. "What are WinSpector and WinSight?" A. WinSpector is a utility that allows you to perform a post- mortem inspection of your windows applications that have crashed as a result of a General Protection Fault or Unrecoverable Application Error. WinSpector can show you: * The call stack. * function and procedures names in the call stack (with a little help from you). * CPU registers. * A disassembly of the instructions. * Windows information. WinSight is a utility that gives you information about window classes, windows, and messages while an application is running. You can use it to study how any application creates classes and windows, and to see how windows send and receive messages. Q. "Why does my screen get scrambled when I run Turbo Debugger for Windows?" A. The Turbo Debugger video DLL you are using is probably incompatible with your Windows graphics driver. Download TDSVGA.ZIP from library 2, and try one of the different video DLLs. Q. "I have a rather large application, and it does not seem to work correctly in Turbo Debugger for Windows or Turbo Profiler for Windows. What's the problem?" A. Turbo Debugger for Windows and Turbo Profiler for Windows do have limitations in the size of the files and number of symbols they can handle. If you find you are encountering this problem, the best solution is to modularize your code into several discreet objects that can be individually debugged. Q. "I just installed Borland C++ 4.0, and I have TPW 1.5 or BP 7.0. Why am I having problems getting the Pascal Turbo Debugger for Windows to work correctly?" A. There are three main things to check on here: 1. Make sure \BP\BIN (or \TPW\BIN) is in your PATH statement before \BC4\BIN. 2. Make sure you are loading the version of TDDEBUG.386 in the [386Enh] section of SYSTEM.INI) that comes with Pascal. 3. Rename the TDW.INI file that came with BC4, so that Pascal will create its own new INI file. Also, you may wish to download TI1037 from library 2. This has some good information on TDW.