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Operating System Specific Requirements

The Enterprise Architect debugger is able to operate on a number of different platforms. Each of these has different requirements before debugging will be successful. The following table describes the different requirements.




See also


Creation of an Analyzer script and configuration of the Debug command in that script.



Supported Platforms

Enterprise Architect supports debugging on these platforms:


Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 and later, including .NET 4
Language support: C, C#, C++, J#, Visual Basic
Target Platform on 64 bit systems must be x86



Java SE Development Kit from Oracle. (version 5.0 minimum) (32-bit only)
Java EE Development Kit from Oracle. (version 5.0 minimum) (32-bit only)


Debugging is implemented through the Java Virtual Machine Tools Interface (JVMTI), which is part of the Java Platform Debugger Architecture (JPDA); the JPDA was introduced in Java SE version 5.0.

Note:  64-bit versions of the Java JDK are not currently supported in Enterprise Architect, for debugging and recording purposes.


Windows for Native Applications

Enterprise Architect supports debugging native code (C, C++ and Visual Basic) compiled with the Microsoft compiler where an associated PDB file is available.



Enterprise Architect enables you to perform local and remote debugging with PHP.exe.


GNU Debugger (GDB)

Enterprise Architect supports debugging using the GNU Debugger, which enables you to debug your applications under Linux either locally or remotely.

Requires GDB version 7.0 or above.

Source code file path must not contain spaces.


















Microsoft C++ and Native (C, VB)


The PHP Debugger



The GNU Debugger


Debugging under Windows Vista (x64) - if you encounter problems debugging with Enterprise Architect on a 64-bit platform, you should build a Win32 platform configuration in Visual Studio; that is, do not specify ANY-CPU, specify WIN32