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Querying Microsoft SQL Server

I am a technology enthusiast and software developer by profession. I am developing .Net/database based enterprise applications from past 3 years.

My skills includes C# ,ASP.NET,SQL Server 2008 and MVC . My areas of interests are database development and application software development using Microsoft Technologies.

What is Program Database?

If you are working with .Net then you will be aware about PDB files.A PDB file is a Program Database,that is created during source code compilation.It stores information of program used by debugger like a list of all symbols in a module with their addresses and possibly the name of the file and the line on which the symbol was declared.


PDB files commonly have .pdb extention.When you create a class library project then after compilation,a .dll and .pdb file is created in ProjectRootFolder\bin\Debug.The created pdb file is program database for this project.


Uses of Program Database

  • When a program is debugged a the debugger loads debugging information from the PDB file and uses it to locate symbols or relate current execution state of a program source code.
  • Microsoft Visual Studio uses PDB files as its primary file format for debugging information.

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