Debug Tool Window. Frames
The Frames pane enables you to gain access to the list of threads of your application. You can also export to a text file and customize thread presentation. To examine a thread, select it from the drop-down list on top of the pane. The status and type of a thread is indicated by a special icon and a textual note next to the thread's name. For each thread, you can view the stack frame, examine frames, navigate between frames, and automatically jump to a frame's source code in the editor.
To examine the values stored in a frame, use the Variables pane of the Debug tool window.
In this topic:
The thread is active and running.
The thread is waiting for a monitor.
The status of the thread cannot be determined.
A thread group, or a collection of related threads that can be managed as a unit.
The current thread group.
An active thread.
A suspended thread.
A frozen thread.
A thread at breakpoint.
The current thread at breakpoint.
Context menu options
Use this command to drop the selected frame, i.e. go back in time while debugging. This option is only available if there are two or more frames.
Use this command to throw an exception from the selected location without modifying the code.
Use this command to force a return from the current method before the return statement is reached and without executing any more instructions from it. If the method returns a value, you will be prompted to specify it (smart code completion is provided). If the method has try-finally blocks, you will be prompted to choose whether you want to execute them or not.
Use this command to copy the current thread stack trace.
Add Stepping Filter
Use this command to add a stepping filter in the dialog that opens.
Use this item to open the Export Threads dialog box that allows you to export a thread to the specified text file.
Customize Threads View
Use this item to manage contents of the Frames tab. For example, you can opt to show thread groups, line numbers etc. Refer to the dialog description for details.
Shortcut and Tooltip
Previous Frame/Next Frame Ctrl+Alt+Up/
Use the arrow buttons to navigate through the frame stack.
Hide Frames from Libraries
Click this button to hide frames from libraries. If this button is released, all frames are displayed.