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VisualGDB v6.0 R2 Beta Retail

Cross-platform development with Visual Studio easy and comfortable. It supports:

Barebone embedded systems and IoT modules (see full list)
C/C++ Linux Applicati...


Cross-platform development with Visual Studio easy and comfortable. It supports:

Barebone embedded systems and IoT modules (see full list)
C/C++ Linux Applications
Native Android Apps and Libraries
Raspberry Pi and other Linux boards
Linux kernel modules (separate VisualKernel product)
Target your own devices and platforms with Extensibility API

Focus on your product, not the tools
VisualGDB will automatically install and configure the necessary tools:

Embedded toolchains
Cross-compilers for common Linux boards
Compilers/debuggers on Debian- and RedHat-based Linux
GDB Stub software like OpenOCD
All you need to do is choose your device from the list and start developing! VisualGDB can also easily import your existing code or debug code that is built elsewhere.

Advanced CMake Integration
VisualGDB supports advanced CMake project subsystem, with 2-way synchronization between the CMakeLists files and Solution Explorer enabling you to:

Easily view, add, remove and edit CMake targets
Edit target settings via regular VS Property Pages
Easily add/remove/rename sources for individual targets
Configure advanced deployment options for targets
Have precise IntelliSense configuration for complex projects
For advanced CMake projects, VisualGDB can access source files on remote Linux machines directly via SSH, without needing to store 2 copies of each file and synchronize them.

Seamless Support for Unit Tests
VisualGDB integrates popular CppUTest and GoogleTest frameworks in Visual Studio and provides an easy API to integrate custom frameworks. With one click of a mouse you can run/debug tests on:

Embedded ARM devices via JTAG/SWD
Linux machines and boards like Raspberry Pi
Android devices

Powerful Linux profiling
VisualGDB takes profiling an dynamic analysis of Linux programs to a new level. Featuring the extremely scalable profiling database format VisualGDB lets you conveniently explore the performance of your program and relations between different parts ot it. Switch between function tree, global function list and detailed per-line view to quickly find and compare the information you need.

Fast and flexible project building
VisualGDB includes an high-performance MSBuild back-end optimized for lightning fast builds of Embedded and Linux projects and automatic and precise IntelliSense.

If your project already uses GNU Make, CMake or QMake, you can easily import it into VisualGDB and have your IntelliSense and settings managed automatically.

Powerful debugging experience
VisualGDB provides consistent Visual Studio debugging experience for local, SSH-based, JTAG-based debugging and many more. You hit F5, VisualGDB does the rest. Advanced debug features include:

IntelliSense and preprocessor support in Watch windows
Built-in SSH terminal and file transfer for Linux debugging
Powerful custom actions to automate routine tasks
Enter your own GDB commands and record command timings

Easy interface for complex tools
VisualGDB provides graphical interface for editing common settings of most widely used build tools from GNU/Linux:

Graphically edit Makefiles and synchronize source file lists
Manage CMake targets and settings
Create and maintain QMake files for Qt projects
Precise IntelliSense for large imported CMake projects
Use VisualGDB-generated Makefiles or import your own

Integration with Team Foundation Server
VisualGDB features an open-source TFS plugin for easy out-of-the-box building of VisualGDB projects. Simply install the plugin to your TFS build server and build Make, CMake, or QMake-based VisualGDB projects easily and automatically with no need to install a separate instance of Visual Studio.

Easily share settings with your team
VisualGDB includes a convenient mechanism for sharing numerous types of settings and presets with your entire team. Simply configure a shared settings directory and then instantly share remote hosts, aliases, toolchain definitions, embedded packages, quick debug settings and common preferences to all computers using the same shared settings directory.

Configure team settings on your TFS build server and never experience the need to manually keep the global settings up-to-date.

Advanced IntelliSense with refactoring
VisualGDB includes a powerful Clang-based IntelliSense engine that fully supports GCC-specific code and is integrated with Make, QMake and CMake. Advanced features include:

Create implementations for newly added methods
Create-from-use for methods and constructors
Automatic implementation of interfaces
Edit-driven renaming with C++11 support
Automatic corrections of common errors and typos
Preprocessor lens to understand complex preprocessor macros
Code Map for functions, methods, variables and more in C++ code

First-class support and extensive tutorials
VisualGDB license comes with one year of free updates and technical support that can be renewed afterwards. To get the best out of VisualGDB for your platform, try browsing through more than 100 tutorials covering scenarios from FreeBSD to WiFi SoCs or hundreds of topics on our forum. We also provide a support system and email support for both registered and trial users.

What's new

Added support for Software Tracing of embedded projects
Added manual scale selection to Live Watch
Added support for tagging USB JTAG debuggers
Added support for selecting specific Keil pack versions
Improved error reporting for broken debug methods
Improved GDB command auto-completion
Improved ESP-IDF and nRFConnect configuration editor
Improved header file IntelliSense for CMake projects
Improved smart indentation logic
Redesigned the per-user variable configuration GUI
Redesigned the Visual Watch GUI
Fixed device selection for ESP-ADF projects
Fixed ARMASM argument handling for ARMClang projects
Fixed bit field support for DWARF4 and DWARF5 files
Fixed Raspberry Pi Pico SDK selection GUI
Fixed a crash in the RP2040 PIO debugger
Fixed detection of GDB crashes for embedded projects
Fixed version detection of the new ARMClang compiler
Fixed building of assembly files in Keil projects
Fixed issues with remotely running OpenOCD on Linux
Fixed handling of BSP_ALIAS argument for CMake projects
Fixed IntelliSense for RP2040 Arduino core
Fixed issues with MSBuild projects referencing external sources
Fixed VS freezing caused by timed out backtrace command
Fixed IntelliSense on ARM64 projects
Fixed ESP-IDF unit testing for components with SPIFFS
Fixed a bug causing negative time labels in Live Watch
Fixed logic for overriding build message regexes on project level
Changes in Beta 2 (03 Oct 2023)
Improved usability of Software Tracing settings
Added support for circular buffer, blocking and non-blocking tracing
Added support for tracing hardware registers and cycle counters
Added support for tracing dynamic arrays
Added support for adding/removing FLASH tracepoints in runtime
Added support for unlimited software breakpoints in FLASH
Added support for CMSE library generation for MSBuild projects
Added support for tracing via the Quick Debug GUI
Embedded projects can now specify additional symbol files
Fixed display issues on systems with non-default ICC profiles
Fixed Embedded Code Coverage for projects using GCC 12.x
Fixed tracing on ARM devices when FPU context is saved to stack
Fixed tracing of projects using Keil and IAR toolchains
Fixed Embedded CMake support for the latest ARMClang toolchain
Fixed recursive filter creation for MSBuild projects on VS2022
Embedded trace programs can now be optimized to reduce size
Fixed tracing of local variables in heavily optimized code
Separated mbed/ESP-IDF/NRFConnect Python distributions
Changes in Beta 3 (04 Nov 2023)
Clang IntelliSense now uses LLVM 16.0 and fully supports C++23
Optimized the IntelliSense code suggestion popup

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