Nice LINQ Debugger Visualizers

I dont know about you lot but I quite like LINQ and have just been digging around in the LINQ samples directory that comes with the .NET 3.5 install. So for me thats

C:Program FilesMicrosoft Visual Studio 9.0Samples1033CSharpSamples.zipLinqSamples

and I noticed 2 interesting projects there.

  1. QueryVisualizer
  2. ExpressionTreeVisualizer

Now I did some research and these are 2 nice Visualizers written by the nice folk at Microsoft to aid in the debugging of LINQ expression/queries.

Scott Guthrie (the man) has a nice blog entry about how to use the QueryVisualizer. Its even has some pretty pictures.

Anyways the idea is to open these 2 projects build them to Dlls and then copy them to your Visualizer directory. For me thats

Program FilesMicrosoft Visual Studio 9.0Common7PackagesDebuggerVisualizers

These 2 debuggers sure help when doing LINQ work.

Have fun


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