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Creating Method Breakpoints

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

To create a breakpoint using 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.
    method breakpoint added

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

    method breakpoint info

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

To create a method breakpoint using the Breakpoints dialog

  1. On the main menu, chooseRun | View Breakpoints, or press Ctrl+Shift+F8.

  2. In the Breakpoints dialog box that opens, clickicons general add svg.

  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.

To delete a method breakpoint

  1. Click the method breakpoint icon method breakpoint in the left gutter.

  2. On the main menu, choose Run | Toggle Method Breakpoint.

Last modified: 20 November 2018

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