No VS2005 debugging with IE8

I haven't had a chance to do any web work in a while, but I have a new web app this week. 

Being the lazy programmer I decided to step through the page execution from VS2005.  For some reason the breakpoints weren't being hit.  I even tried debugging web apps I've debugged in the past but no luck.

I installed IE8 last week.  Apparently there is some great new feature that causes VS2005 not to attach to the process if more that once copy of IE8 is running.  There is a registry hack to fix it.

1)  Open RegEdit
2)  Browse to HKEY_LOCALMACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Microsoft -> Internet Explorer -> Main
3)  Add a dword under this key called TabProcGrowth
4)  Set TabProcGrowth to 0

I found this here http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vsdebug/thread/e2c795cd-b7a0-4fad-b7c9-b1ca40d7302e

Here's the new feature: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/beta/readiness/developers-existing.aspx#lcie

Can't wait to find out what else doesn't work.

Print | posted on Thursday, April 2, 2009 11:56 AM