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Symbols for nightly builds available

Topics: General
Aug 29, 2012 at 9:21 PM
Edited Aug 30, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Hi everyone.

For a while we have been making signed nightly builds available on MyGet to enable you to more easily try out the latest product changes. Read more on how to use the nightly aspnetwebstack packages.

I'm very happy to announce that starting today we will also have symbols available for our nightly builds going forward, courtesy of This means that you can debug and step into both your application code as well as the ASP.NET Web Stack framework code when trying out the latest builds. We think this will be a great benefit enabling you to troubleshoot and learn about the internal workings of our framework.

To start debugging nightly builds, make sure you have at least the v4.1.0-alpha-120829 (or v2.1.0-alpha-120829) build of our nightly packages. Then in Visual Studio go to Debug -> Options and Settings... -> Symbols and add the following symbol file location:

That is it. Now when you debug your application you can step into the framework code (if symbols don't load automatically you might have to load them manually or make sure you have "All modules" selected in the Symbols configuration pane.)

Happy source stepping!

(If you run into issues where you can step into some classes but not others try shortening your symbol cache path. We are currently looking at a long-term solution that would not require this workaround).

Dec 20, 2012 at 6:29 PM

I notice that there seems to be a few symbols missing from the symbol server, the main one I noticed was System.Web.Http.OData. Any chance we could get that on there too?

Sep 30, 2013 at 3:02 PM
The symbols for the nightly builds of Entity Framework are missing. How can I get those?
Oct 4, 2013 at 6:53 AM
Hi Germs2004, for EF questions please ask on