I'm debugging a .NET application and see a declaration of a local array:

$ArrayType$$$BY05PAD $ArrayType$$$BY05PAD;

I break on an instruction that uses data inside that (char*) array:

num9 = <Module>.strtoul(*(ref $ArrayType$$$BY05PAD + 4), null, 10);

Before the call to strtoul, I want to show in a hex editor the contents of *(ref $ArrayType$$$BY05PAD + 4), but this is not a valid expression in the watch window and it doesn't appear as a local variable. How can I inspect raw field memory?

  • what happens if you, in Locals window, right click on this array and select Show in Memory window -> Memory 1? Apr 9, 2019 at 18:49
  • Hi Paweł, unfortunately the array does not appear at all in the Locals window. Apr 9, 2019 at 18:59
  • is it possible that you put this binary somewhere for me to check? Apr 9, 2019 at 20:08

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Those are identified as raw locals. You can enable their visibility by going to Options in Debug menu.

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After that you will be able to see those elements in the locals window.

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And from there you can right click on it and select Show in Memory Window -> Memory 1

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and analyze the data:

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But that's not the end of our work. Those are just the pointers so our array contains such addresses (little-endian):


So if your example tries to access offset +4 it will get the second address and if we navigate there in the Memory window we will see the strings there that will be passed to strtoul method

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  • Thank you SO MUCH, this is exactly what I was looking for! Apr 12, 2019 at 6:59

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