Trying to remote debug sites 9.1 workflow events.

After finally getting visual studio 2013 remote debugging connection to the Dev CMS Server from Amazon Workspace, I attached to the TcmWorkflowAgent.exe to debug my Workflow ActivityInstance Events. (As indicated in Debugging Content Manager https://docs.rws.com/783502/502913/sdl-tridion-sites-9-1/debugging-content-manager/procedure)

I have added the file path to the .pdb Debug | Options| Debugging | Symbols | Symbol file(.pdb) location

Adding a breakpoint we see a problem "The breakpoint will not currently be hit. No symbols have been loaded for this document."

Has anyone encountered this issue before or know how to resolve it?

I have googled for related articles but these relate to much older versions of Tridion.

SDL Tridion Event System Newbie Perspective by Alvin Reyes http://www.tridiondeveloper.com/sdl-tridion-event-system-newbie-perspective

Debugging a Tridion 2011 Event System


Remote Debugging in Visual Studio Made Easy(ish)


Getting Started with Tridion Event System !!


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When Debugging, Attach to multiple processes. Although I want to catch the Workflow events (TcmWorkflowAgent process), you must also attach to IIS (w3wp process) for the breakpoint symbols to load.

  • Good background, Chris. I've heard someone mention "attach to all of them" before (perhaps from @MihaiC) but I didn't realize why. :-) Commented Sep 29, 2021 at 17:41

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