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Improving Stepping Speed

To improve stepping speed, follow these recommendations

  • Try avoiding method and field breakpoints.

  • If the Watch method return values option is enabled in Debug Toolbar | Settings, disable it.

  • Turn off Alternate view for Collections classes by clearing the Enable alternative view for Collections classes checkbox at the Data Views page of the Debugger settings.

  • Turn off the 'ToString' mode on the IDE level by clearing the Enable 'toString' object view checkbox on the Data Views page of the Debugger settings.

  • Simplify the conditions for breakpoints and watchpoints, especially the frequently hit ones.

  • Use filters (e.g., for class instances).

  • During the debugging session, switch to a view with fewer elements.

Last modified: 20 June 2019

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