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Creating Method Breakpoints

Method breakpoints method_breakpoint let you follow the program flow at the method level.

In this section:

Creating method breakpoints in the editor

  1. Place the caret inside the method where you want to toggle a method breakpoint.
  2. On the main menu, chooseRun | Toggle Method Breakpoint. Method breakpoint appears at the method declaration.

    A balloon appears, informing you about the possible slow-down of the debugging process:


Alternatively, just click the left gutter at the method declaration.

Creating method breakpoints using the Breakpoints dialog

  1. On the main menu, chooseRun | View Breakpoints, or pressCtrl+Shift+F8.
  2. In the Breakpoints dialog box that opens, clickadd.
  3. Select Method Breakpoint from the drop-down list.
  4. In the Add Method Breakpoint dialog box, specify the class name pattern, including the package name, and the name of the desired method.

When a debugging session starts, the application will pause in all classes with the names matching the specified pattern, at the specified method.

Deleting method breakpoints

  1. Click the method breakpoint icon method_breakpoint in the left gutter.
  2. On the main menu, choose Run | Toggle Method Breakpoint.

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Last modified: 13 July 2016