I’ve just started getting to grips with the new ASP.NET 5 project system and its friends. As everything is still in development there are still some kinks being worked out. Here is a quick solution if you see an error saying "The Debugger cannot continue running the process. Unable to start debugger".
Like I’ve just said this is based on pre-release software so I don’t expect this tip to have a very long shelf life but hopefully it will get you back on your way quickly if you experience this issue:
- An error message displays showing "The Debugger cannot continue running the process. Unable to start debugger".
- The debugger / start button in the toolbar just says “Start” instead of listing its currently selected option like “IIS Express”
- The debugger button drop down which normally allows you to select other debug commands is empty.
If this you right now then just do this:
- Restart Visual Studio
Yep, its just got confused and closing down the app and restarting it got it back on track.