Messages from the stack plug-in about displaying stack contents

Technical Note 14896



11/14/2014 2:07 PM


The warning:

The stack plug-in failed to set a breakpoint on "main". The Stack Window will not be able to display stack contents.

.. indicates that 'main()' has been linked without symbolic debug information.

Reasons for the message to occur

  • One example: If debug information is not enabled there are no symbols - the "main" symbol is not present, which means that the stack plug-in cannot resolve the address of "main".
  • Another example: In case you have changed your application in such a way that the main function is not called from the start-up code, then "main" is not present.


Perform an examination based on the information above, and if needed disable the stack plug-in in the menu Tools > Options


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