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Annotate IDA with source and line number information from a PDB

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This IDAPython script/plugin will parse the PDB for the loaded executable and annotate the disassembly with source and line number information.

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  • Option 1) Run as a regular IDAPython script.

  • Option 2) From another script or the IDAPython console:

import annotate_lineinfo


To install

  • Option 1) Run python install --install-ida-plugin=PATH to install to PATH\plugins
    • If PATH is not specified, %IDAUSR% will be tried first
    • If %IDAUSR% does not exist, it defaults to %APPDATA%\Hex-Rays\IDA Pro
  • Option 2) Manually place in the plugins directory of your IDA installation.

Annotate entire file

  • Use shortcut key Alt-Shift-A or run from Edit->Annotate lineinfo menu.

Disassembly view popup menu

  • Right click inside a function, select annotate
  • Select a range of instructions, right click, select annotate

Functions view popup menu

  • Select one or more functions, right click, select annotate

Each of the above actions has a corresponding remove annotations action.

On load, annotate_lineinfo attempts to locate the PDB in the following locations:

  • _NT_SYMBOL_PATH if set
  • IDA's default PDB download directory %TEMP%\ida
  • MSDIA defaults - Path in debug directory of executable, same path as executable

You may specify the PDB path manually, or request another auto-locate attempt (e.g. after IDA downloads the PDB), from the Edit->Annotate lineinfo menu.


Only runs on Windows. This script makes use of the COM API provided by msdia[ver].dll to parse the PDB.

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