Labs > Visual Studio Extension: Debug Single Thread

This Visual Studio extension adds two shortcuts and toolbar buttons to allow developers to easily focus on single threads while debugging multi-threaded applications.

It dramatically reduces the need to manually go into the Threads window to freeze/thaw all threads but the one that needs to be followed, and therefore helps improve productivity.


  • Restrict further execution to the current thread only. Will freeze all other threads. Shortcut: CTRL+T+T or Snowflake button.
  • Switch to the next single thread (based on ID). Will change current thread and freeze all other threads. Shortcut: CTRL+T+J or Next button.

Feature requests are welcome here. Official repository here.

You can download the VSIX package directly from the Visual Studio Gallery.

2 comments for post “Visual Studio Extension: Debug Single Thread”

  1. aqeel
    1 September 2015 | 04:19 AM

    I have added this extension to Visual Studio 2010, it success. However, it’s inactive??!! What I have to do to activate it??

  2. 30 September 2015 | 08:15 AM

    Hi Aqeel, you just need to restart Visual Studio for the extension to be activated.

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