When debugging C++ programs, "step into" is quite useful. What I find annoying, though, is that stepping
into the creation of an object first steps into ::operator new and (if you're not careful) into _nh_malloc, even
though you probably wanted to step into the object's constructor instead. Also, when passing a string
literal to a function that expects a std::string, you step into the std::string constructor.
Visual Studio has an undocumented feature that allows you to prevent stepping into certain functions. Edit
the file AUTOEXP.DAT (found under [Visual Studio Directory]\Common\MSDev98\Bin) and add the
This will prevent stepping into the new operator, skipping straight to the constructor. It also prevents
stepping into any functions in the std namespace. You can specify the undocumented NoStepInto flag for
anything you don't want to step into. For example:
You'll have to restart Visual Studio for it to notice the changes.
Steven Don (aka Kippesoep)
The zip file viewer built into the Developer Toolbox made use
of the zlib library, as well as the zlibdll source additions.