Whether you are using the Plugin Registration Tool or Attach to server process technique to debug Plugin or Custom Workflow Activity components, you probably waste a LOT of time on the Attach To Process procedure in Visual Studio:
- Click Debug menu
- Click Attach To Process… menu option
- Find the target process in the processes list
- Click Attach
Preform this procedure over and over again for every debug iteration…not only this procedure is time consuming, it also takes your mental focus off the debugging process.
I recently discovered the ReAttach extension for Visual Studio, which allows you to re-attach Visual Studio debugger to the last process it was attached to in one click of a button or a keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+R, Ctrl+A).
You can also select from a list of recently attached processes.
This a MAJOR productivity boost and it’s free. Give it a whirl, you won’t go back.