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Breakpoints Icons and Statuses

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, or by right-clicking an icon.

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The table below summarizes the possible breakpoint states:

Status Line
Python / Django/ JavaScript
Temporary Line Exception
Python / Django / JavaScript
Description
Enabled set_breakpoint breakpointTemporary exception_breakpoint Shows at design-time or during the debugging session.
Disabled disabled_breakpoint disabled_breakpoint disabled_exception_breakpoint Indicates that nothing happens when the breakpoint is hit.
Conditionally disabled con_disabled con_disabled con_disabled_exception This state is assigned to breakpoints when they depend on another breakpoint to be activated.

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Last modified: 3 February 2015
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