QT 5.5 does not find MSVC 2012 express debugger



  • I am currently using MSVC 2012 Express with QT 5.5.1 until my MSVC 2012 Pro arrives. I can compile, build, and run programs fine but I cannot debug. The Kit indicates that it cannot find the debugger. I do not know where the debugger is located so I cannot update the Kit information manually. Does anyone know where the debugger is for MSVC 2012 Express?



  • I forgot to mention that I am running Windows 7 64 bit.


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    Hi and welcome.

    You can't use the built-in Visual Studio debugger. You need to install it separately. It's part of the Windows SDK.
    You can download it from here.
    It's pretty big by default and has a lot of stuff you don't need, so make sure you uncheck everything except for "Debugging tools for windows" when asked to select components. After that restart Qt Creator and it should pick it up automatically.



  • Thank you for the quick response. The downloaded SDK resolved the debugger issue.


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