Apr 5, 2014

PDB file can be accessed with Dia SDK

I was looking for a way to gather useful data from .PDB files. Here PDB mean Program DataBase. It is generated from Visual Studio C++ for debugging.

It seems that Microsoft provides SDK for PDB files. It is called "Debug Information Access SDK" or "Dia SDK". Although it requires some programming, it doesn't seem too hard; an example.

On the other hand, there is a set of utilities for Linux binary format, ELF. It is called "BinUtils". It doesn't require any programming and it works well with shell scripting. I wish there is a BinUtils for PDB too.

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