Shawn Wildermuth


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Lesson for the Day: Don't use XP Home for Development

As some of you know I lost the screen on my main laptop (HP ZD8000, a lovely machine at 13 lbs) so I sent it into support where they are going to fix it but take 2 weeks to do it. I took over my old laptop from my dear Tricia to try and make it work for a while.

To simplify her world, the laptop only had XP Home on it.  After getting the 3,000 things installed I needed to in order to work on my current project I am going to have to upgrade it to Professional.  The problem?  ASP.NET 2.0.

I am working on a project using the VS web server (not IIS would would have been an obvious Professional requirement).  But I started to get the dreaded "Unable to attach.  Binding Invalid Handle" error when trying to debug. Digging deeper it seems that it needs the VS Remote Debugger to work to debug in the VS Web Server (don't ask me *just* does).