Thursday, 2 October 2008

Attach to w3wp worker process

As a web developer I often need to attach to the worker process. Wouldn't it be nice if I could use a simple keystroke rather than following the process of selecting Debug -> Attach to process -> Then selecting the w3wp.

The following post has a macro that will do this for you, I wont take the credit for this solution:
http://blog.lavablast.com/post/2008/01/Attach-to-Process-with-one-shortcut.aspx

The post also tells you how to bind a shortcut to the macro. This tip saves me time and frustration.

UPDATE:
When logging in with a domain account, you need to change the following:

Dim compName As String = WindowsIdentity.GetCurrent().Name
compName = compName.Substring(0, compName.IndexOf("\"))


to

Dim compName As String = My.Computer.Name

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