What's new v2.0

VB Watch v2 is a major new release of the Visual Basic 6.0 debugging, testing, profiling and error handling tool.

There are now two editions: Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition.


New features


Stand-alone or add-in. Execute VB Watch as a stand-alone tool or an add-in. Profile, Debug and Protect outside the VB IDE.

Console automates instrumentation of one or more projects. Supports batch processing. (Enterprise Edition)


Profiler enhancements

Graphs: View timings and execution counts in bar and pie graphs.

Flow chart: view timings and execution counts in call tree format.

View source with profiling results as color-coded HTML. Printable.

More robust profiling for long sessions (.pfd file allows 5x more data in 2 GB limit).

Print results. No need to export for printing.

Ignore specific code lines with filters. Define critical code and view coverage results separately.

Enhanced support for project groups (vbg) , IIS projects and "Retained in memory" projects.

Generate HTML/CHM reports with charts and source code. (Enterprise Edition)

Export full data to Excel for deeper analysis or macro processing. (Enterprise Edition)

Rename and join sessions.


Protector enhancements

Better error reports: Screenshot dump, data encryption, file zip.

Option for user to "Always ignore" a run-time error.

New templates: IIS projects, call stack collapsing.

Protect projects that have no user interface (redistributable is .dll instead of .ocx).

No need to distribute .obj file any more.

Define multiple addresses as recipients of error reports.

Auto-increment version number of original project.


Debugger completely redesigned with enhancements (Enterprise Edition)

Monitor public variables.

Monitor memory use.

Remote debugging at client site via TCP/IP.

Source code pane to track execution and set breakpoints at runtime.


Other enhancements

Select modules and procedures to instrument.

Destination folder control. Produce instrumented project in any folder.

Execute default action after compilation.

Improved user interface and inline help.

Better integration with VB IDE. View selected source location in VB from Profiler, Protector and Debugger.