[wingide-users] debugging COM serversMBarclay@cri-inc.com MBarclay@cri-inc.com
Tue, 5 Mar 2002 12:22:33 -0500
I've encountered two problems that prevented me from being able to use this debugging technique (more generically, where the python environment is started outside the control of the WingIDE debugger). And I discovered the steps needed to overcome them, in my specific case at least. 1) I version 1.1.2 of Wing IDE, the "attach to an already-running debug process" command did not work. It did not bring up the "attach to debug process" dialog. my fix: I uninstalled 1.1.2 and reinstalled 1.1.1, and now it works. I'm not certain whether this is Wing IDE version related or if installing fresh somehow mysteriously fixed the problem. 2) Python 2.1.1 did not have a debugging support folder in the standard Wing IDE installation. my fix: In my case, WingIDE is installed in C:\Program Files\Wing IDE. In that directory, the bin directory contained a 2.1.0 directory, but not a 2.1.1 directory. So I copied the 2.1.0 directory and renamed it to 2.1.1. This allowed me to connect to the debugger when running a python script by calling the python21.dll from C++ or C#. This seemed like a kludgy solution but it worked. If there is a more dependable way (perhaps to build a custom 2.1.1 folder from first principles), I hope archaeopteryx will consider supplying such a directory in future releases. I'm posting this in case it may help someone else who has run into either of these problems. Also, I'm hoping someone may add their insight into teh situation's I described. Thanks Mark Wing IDE Support <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Craig Morris <email@example.com> Sent by: cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org> wingide-users-admin@archaeo Subject: Re: [wingide-users] debugging COM pteryx.com servers 03/01/2002 12:07 PM On Fri, 1 Mar 2002, Craig Morris wrote: > It is my curse to have to occasionally debug python code that is > functioning as a Windows COM server using Mark Hammond's excellent win32com > stuff. I was wondering if anyone has figured out a way to use Wing to > debug such a beast (the com server code is externally started from > something like a VB client). I tried the default wingdbstub and that did > not work, although it is quite likely I was doing something wrong. > > Any pointers would be most gratefully received. Did you read through the manual section debugging externally launched code? The steps are basically: - Make sure the WINGHOME value is set right in wingdbstub.py - Copy wingdbstub.py over to where your COM server code is - Add an 'import wingdbstub' in a place that gets executed before the code you want to debug - Turn on passive listen in Wing from the Debug / Network Mode menu - Set a breakpoint in Wing IDE - Launch the COM server code... it should stop at the breakpoint or at least the debug status area in the top of Wing's windows should change to "Debugger: Program Running" I'm assuming you're running Wing and the debug process on the same machine. If not, there are additional steps needed. You can diagnose problems by setting kSilent=0 in wingdbstub.py and by starting Wing from the command line with console_wing.exe (which will outputs extra debug info). The output is pretty verbose but if you send it to email@example.com we can likely figure out where the problem lies. Hope that helps... please let us know if not. Thanks, - Stephan _________________________________________________ Archaeopteryx Software, Inc. Wing IDE discussion list http://archaeopteryx.com/support/forum
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