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Breakpoints Icons and Statuses

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Basics

When a breakpoint is set, the editor displays a breakpoint icon in the gutter area to the left of the affected source code. A breakpoint icon denotes status of a breakpoint, and provides useful information about its type, location, and action.

The icons serve as convenient shortcuts for managing breakpoints. Clicking an icon removes the breakpoint. Successive use of Alt - click on an icon toggles its state between enabled and disabled. The settings of a breakpoint are shown in a tooltip when a mouse pointer hovers over a breakpoint icon in the gutter area of the editor.

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Breakpoint states and icons

The table below summarizes the possible breakpoint states:

StatusLine
JavaScript
Flex
Temporary LineExceptionMethodFieldDescription
Enabled/help/img/idea/2016.3/db_set_breakpoint.png/help/img/idea/2016.3/breakpointTemporary.png/help/img/idea/2016.3/exception_breakpoint.png/help/img/idea/2016.3/method_breakpoint.png/help/img/idea/2016.3/field_breakpoint.pngShown at design-time or during the debugging session when the class with such breakpoint is not yet loaded.
Valid/help/img/idea/2016.3/verified_breakpoint.pngN/AN/A/help/img/idea/2016.3/verified_method_breakpoint.png/help/img/idea/2016.3/verified_field_breakpoint.pngShown at run-time when the breakpoint is recognized by the debugger as set on an executable code line.
Invalid/help/img/idea/2016.3/invalid_breakpoint.png/help/img/idea/2016.3/invalid_breakpoint.pngN/A/help/img/idea/2016.3/invalid_method_breakpoint.png/help/img/idea/2016.3/invalid_field_breakpoint.pngShown when the breakpoint is set on a commented or non-executable line indicating that such breakpoint would not be hit.
Disabled/help/img/idea/2016.3/disabled_breakpoint.png/help/img/idea/2016.3/disabled_breakpoint.png/help/img/idea/2016.3/disabled_exception_breakpoint.png/help/img/idea/2016.3/disabled_method_breakpoint.png/help/img/idea/2016.3/disabled_field_breakpoint.pngIndicates that nothing happens when the breakpoint is hit.
Conditionally disabled/help/img/idea/2016.3/db_dep_line_breakpoint.png/help/img/idea/2016.3/db_dep_line_breakpoint.png/help/img/idea/2016.3/db_dep_exception_breakpoint.png/help/img/idea/2016.3/db_dep_method_breakpoint.png/help/img/idea/2016.3/db_dep_field_breakpoint.pngThis state is assigned to breakpoints when they depend on another breakpoint to be activated.

When the button /help/img/idea/2016.3/debug_mute_breakpoints.png is pressed in the toolbar of the Debug tool window, all the breakpoints in a project are muted, and their icons become grey: /help/img/idea/2016.3/muted_breakpoint.png.

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Last modified: 7 December 2016