Kentico CMS 7.0 Developer's Guide



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If you're adding custom code using Visual Studio into Kentico CMS, you can easily debug it in Visual Studio as you're used to since Kentico CMS is a standard Visual Studio application. Simply click on the left next to your method or command and it will create a red breakpoint:




Now choose Debug -> Start debugging in the main menu or press F5. The website starts and you can track the code flow. You may get a message like this:




You will need to choose to Modify the web.config file to enable debugging and click OK. It's recommended that you disable debugging before deploying the website to a production environment by setting the value


<compilation debug="true" .... />


to false in your web.config file for better performance.


Debugging using IIS website


The debug mode starts in built-in web server by default. You can change this in the website -> Start options dialog by choosing the Use custom server option like this:




Please note that you need to be local administration and the website or virtual directory must be configured for both anonymous and Windows authentication (see Additional configuration tasks -> Creating a virtual directory for details).


Debugging from within Kentico CMS UI


Kentico CMS provides certain debugging possibilities directly from within its user interface in Site Manager -> Administration -> System -> Debug. Further information on this topic can be found in the Development -> Debugging chapter of this guide.