Unable to debug silverlight application

While trying to debug a Silverlight application you may see a break-point which is not hit with a following message :

The break point will not currently be hit. No symbols have been loaded for this document

This means , though your application is running , Visual Studio has not loaded any debugging symbols . To check this , go to :

1 . Hosting Project Properties ->Web Tab -> Debuggers Section

Make sure the Silverlight and ASP.Net checkboxes are checked.

2. <compilation debug=”true” targetFramework=”4.0″/>

Make sure this too is set in config.

3. Make sure your default browser is IE. You have to set the default browser to IE. If you run in Firefox, it won’t hit break point !!!

4.If none of the above works for you , try deleting the ClientBin folder from the website and then build the application again.

Hope this post saves a lot of time for the one in need !



About mytechlifedays

Its been a wonderful learning period over the last 6 years in the IT industry , getting exposed to whole lot of technologies and ideas. The hurdles and the crisis that came along have been wonderful experience ... And now its time to pen them down so that let some others execute faster and easily with these information .....
This entry was posted in Silverlight and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Unable to debug silverlight application

  1. Sumit says:

    Thanks..I was able to resolve the issue after I followed first step mentioned by you..

Leave a Reply ! It would be always appreciated ! :)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s