Bug 33430 - Unable to set next statement in PCL project
Summary: Unable to set next statement in PCL project
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Debugger ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: 15.6
Assignee: Joaquin Jares
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-08-27 13:03 UTC by Cody Beyer (MSFT)
Modified: 2017-10-04 16:37 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

Screenshot of the menu command in question (4.14 KB, image/png)
2015-08-27 14:19 UTC, Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant)

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Description Cody Beyer (MSFT) 2015-08-27 13:03:29 UTC
### Description

It appears that support for setting next statement during debug is missing within PCL projects

### Steps to Reproduce

1. Create PCL Forms app
2. Set breakpoint with PCL project
3. Run project
4. Attempt to set next statement 

### Expected Results

You should be able to set next statement 

### Actual Results

The option is not allowed/greyed out

### Versions

Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2015
Version 14.0.23107.0 D14REL
Microsoft .NET Framework
Version 4.6.00079

Installed Version: Professional

Visual Basic 2015   00322-40000-00000-AA453
Microsoft Visual Basic 2015

Visual C# 2015   00322-40000-00000-AA453
Microsoft Visual C# 2015

Visual C++ 2015   00322-40000-00000-AA453
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015

Visual F# 2015 RC   00322-40000-00000-AA453
Microsoft Visual F# 2015 RC

Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio Package   1.0
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Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools   1.4
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Comment 1 Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2015-08-27 14:19:45 UTC
Created attachment 12666 [details]
Screenshot of the menu command in question

From the associated forum thread: http://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/49246/unable-to-set-next-statement-in-visual-studio-and-change-the-value-of-pcl-project-while-debugging
Comment 3 Zoltan Varga 2016-05-12 15:33:04 UTC
There is a ThreadMirror.SetIP () method in the Mono.Debugger.Soft api which does this.
Comment 4 Zoltan Varga 2016-05-17 15:40:44 UTC
-> reopen. Move off c7 milestone.
Probably should be moved to another product (VS?)
Comment 5 Marius Ungureanu 2017-09-26 10:32:16 UTC
Marking as confirmed. Set next statement works inside a console project, but not a PCL project.
Comment 6 Marius Ungureanu 2017-10-04 12:52:32 UTC
I have confirmed the actual cause of the issue. Unless the PCL assembly is loaded, Set Next Statement will not work. Doing Set Next Statement after the assembly has been loaded, it'll work.
Comment 7 David Karlaš 2017-10-04 16:37:17 UTC
I'm moving this to VS Extension since screenshot is showing VS not XS(VSfM)... Also this is now(it wasn't in 2015) supported in runtime and VSfM...

Not sure if VS extensions support it now.

What Marius was reporting as confirmed in VSfM was that we don't support setting into another functions/methods, which is not and won't be supported... To make it more clear to user I created this PR: https://github.com/mono/debugger-libs/pull/159