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- click on an icon toggles its state between enabled and disabled. The settings of a breakpoint are shown at the tooltip when a mouse pointer hovers over a breakpoint icon in the gutter area of the editor, or by right-clicking an icon.
The table below summarizes the possible breakpoint states:
|Enabled||Shows at design-time or during the debugging session when the class with such breakpoint is not yet loaded.|
|Valid||N/A||N/A||Shows at run-time when the breakpoint is recognized by the debugger as set on an executable code line.|
|Invalid||N/A||Shows when the breakpoint is set on a commented or non-executable line indicating that such breakpoint would not be hit.|
|Disabled||Indicates that nothing happens when the breakpoint is hit.|
|Conditionally disabled||This state is assigned to breakpoints when they depend on another breakpoint to be activated.|