If you want to debug Ponce and being able to step into functions and put breakpoints you should do the following:
  • Make sure you set the IDA_INSTALLED_DIR parameter when building with CMake.
  • Secondly you should open the IDA binary under Visual Studio. Do File -> Open -> Project and select the C:\Program Files\IDA Pro 7.5\ida64.exe binary.
  • In the properties of the project you can set the arguments to the binary you IDA to run
  • Now right click on the solution and go to Add -> Exixting Project and select the Ponce64 project.
  • Remember to compile Ponce on Debug so the breakpoints get hit