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This section describes the procedures that are common for the various types of applications.

For the details related to debugging applications in the supported frameworks, refer to Language and Framework-Specific Guidelines

To debug an application, perform the following general steps
  1. Configure the dependencies and libraries to be passed to the compiler and generate the debugging information.
  2. Configure common debugger behavior, including the stepping speed, class reloading policy, or scrolling of the editor canvas.
  3. Configure debugger options.
  4. Define a run/debug configuration for the application to be debugged.
  5. Create breakpoints in the source code.
  6. Launch the debugging session.
  7. Pause or resume the debugging session as required.
  8. During the debugger session, step through the breakpoints, evaluate expressions, change values on-the-fly, examine suspended program, explore frames, set watches , reload classes, and customize views .

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