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Breakpoints Icons and Statuses

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Basics

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.

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Breakpoint states and icons

The table below summarizes the possible breakpoint states:

StatusLine
JavaScript
Flex
Temporary LineExceptionMethodFieldDescription
Enabledset_breakpointbreakpointTemporaryexception_breakpointmethod_breakpointfield_watchpointShown at design-time or during the debugging session when the class with such breakpoint is not yet loaded.
Validverified_breakpointN/AN/Averified_meth_breakpointvalid_field_watchpointShown at run-time when the breakpoint is recognized by the debugger as set on an executable code line.
Invalidinvalid_breakpointinvalid_breakpointN/Ainvalid_meth_breakpointinvalid_field_watchpointShown when the breakpoint is set on a commented or non-executable line indicating that such breakpoint would not be hit.
Disableddisabled_breakpointdisabled_breakpointdisabled_exception_breakpointdisabled_meth_breakpointdisabled_field_watchpointIndicates that nothing happens when the breakpoint is hit.
Conditionally disabledcon_disabledcon_disabledcon_disabled_exceptioncon_disabled_methcon_disabled_fieldThis state is assigned to breakpoints when they depend on another breakpoint to be activated.

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.

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Last modified: 5 September 2016