Instrumented Trace Tips

When using _TRACE and _LOG macros in your code, consider the following:

  • Focus on one area of an application and place _TRACE and _LOG macros so that they form a flow in the Trace window. That way, you can follow the execution flow and debug the application based on missing/incorrect trace points or an abrupt end to the trace flow.
  • Use _TRACE and _LOG macros with conditional statements in your code to aid in debugging.
    Example: When a variable reaches a certain value, start logging it.

  • Leave _TRACE and _LOG macros in your code for future debugging, if this is allowable. (For Project Properties dialog, REAL ICE Category, Trace Options Category page, select Disable Trace Macros.)
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