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Breakpoints Icons and Statuses

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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.

Breakpoint states and icons

The table below summarizes the possible breakpoint states:

StatusLineTemporary LineExceptionSymbolicDescription
Enableddb set breakpointbreakpointTemporaryN/AN/AShown at design-time or during the debugging session.
Disableddisabled breakpointdisabled breakpointN/AN/AIndicates that nothing happens when the breakpoint is hit.
Conditionally disableddb dep line breakpointdb dep line breakpointN/AN/AThis state is assigned to breakpoints when they depend on another breakpoint to be activated.
Activatedverified breakpointverified breakpointdb exception breakpointmethod breakpointShown during debugging session when a breakpoint is reached.

When the button debug mute breakpoints is pressed in the toolbar of the Debug tool window, all the breakpoints in a project are muted, and their icons become grey: muted breakpoint.

Last modified: 29 November 2017

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