Microsoft CodeView

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Microsoft CodeView is a debugger that is designed for 16-bit Real-mode programs (CV.EXE) and 16-bit protected-mode programs (CVP.EXE). It shipped with several Microsoft language products for DOS and OS/2.

Features

  • Full-screen window interface
  • Viewing source code or generated assembly code during execution
  • Single stepping through source code or generated assembly code
  • Symbolic references to local or global variables
  • Setting breakpoints, including conditional breakpoints based on changing memory or expression evaluation
  • Options to view or modify memory, display contents of registers, view application output screen
  • Ability to display and assign new values to variables

Versions

  • 1.0 (1985) - shipped with Microsoft C 4.0
  • 2.00 (1987)
  • 2.10 (1988) - shipped with Microsoft MASM 5.0
  • 2.20
  • 2.30
  • 3.00
  • 3.10 (1990) - shipped with MS BASIC PDS 7.1
  • 3.14 (1992)
  • 4.1

Product Documentation

  • CodeView Debugger (Apr 1986) [1]
  • Microsoft Macro Assembler 5.1 CodeView and Utilities
  • CodeView Debugger User's Guide

Publications

  • David Norris; Michael J. O'Leary: CodeView: Debugging Philosophy And Step-by-Step Technique - MSJ Vol. 2 No. 1

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