I "WANTED" to make the switch from VC6 to VC express, but... that ... "program"... is driving me nuts!!! No matter what I do, the "Apply Changes and continue" option in debug remains always disabled!!! WTF !? I checked a few official forum threads and it appears to be a documented bug: http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=816153&SiteID=1 if anyone found a workaround for this, I would appreciate it... I even tried to build a new win32 app from scratch with a basic 10 lines of code, but still, no ALT+F10 option for me...!!