Now 100% updated to reflect Microsoft's latest platform advances, .NET Internals and Advanced Debugging Techniques, Second Edition offers focused, pragmatic guidance for tracking down today's most complex and challenging application bugs. Authored by Mario Hewardt, one of Microsoft's most respected developers, this is a "deep dive" into the most sophisticated debugging techniques for .NET 4/4.5+, Windows 8/8.1/RT, and the newest versions of Visual Studio.
Hewardt helps you take full advantage of powerful debugging tools such as DebugDiag and PSSCOR; and illuminates crucial CLR concepts and behaviors every advanced Windows developer should understand. Step by step, he walks through a wide range of debugging tasks; addressing the assembly loader, managed heap, garbage collection, synchronization, interoperability, postmortem debugging, and the unique issues associated with debugging modern Windows 8 apps.
This edition's extensive revisions range from the latest CLR constructs and debugging commands to major changes associated with memory, and new issues associated with WinRT process management. Reflecting his immense experience with Windows internals, Hewardt reveals how to quickly identify the real root causes of problems - so you can fix them far more rapidly and effectively.