Debugging plugins


Hello, I’m learning to make VST plugins with Juce. I tried it with exe files, and yes, Juce and its debugging options rock. However debugging a DLL seems a complicated story. I cannot execute a DLL using Visual C++ 2010 Express. The only way to test them is loading in a VST host, but I cannot see how the code and its values work in that host.

Do you know any tips for debugging plugins? A couple of times I’ve heard “this plugin has X problem in Y host”. How does the juce plugin manufacturer investigate the bug?

Thanks you,



You need to attach to the running .exe:


Thanks, I did it :slight_smile: