Programming Howto:Attach the Debugger to a BCI2000 Module

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Create a batch file to start up your configuration

Duplicate a SignalGenerator batch file from the BCI2000 batch directory. Which one you choose may depend on the task your module is going to be used with.

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Rename the duplicated file to contain "VeryNiceSignalProcessing" in its name.

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Edit the batch file by adding --EvaluateTiming=0 to the SignalGenerator line, and by replacing the signal processing module's name with "VeryNiceSignalProcessing".

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Double-click the batch file to start up BCI2000.

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Attach the debugger

In the VisualStudio IDE, set a breakpoint in VeryNiceFilter::StartRun(), and choose "Attach to Process..." from the "Debug" menu.

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From the process list, choose "Very Nice Signal Processing", and click "Attach".

Verify that execution stops at the breakpoint

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In the Operator window, click "Set Config" ...

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... and "Start", which will execute VeryNiceFilter::StartRun() ...

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and cause the debugger to stop execution at the breakpoint you set earlier.

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Next step

As a next step, learn how to programmatically wait for the debugger in a BCI2000 module.

See also

Programming Howto:Building and Customizing BCI2000