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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, or by right-clicking an icon.

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Breakpoint states and icons

The table below summarizes the possible breakpoint states:

StatusLine
Python / Django/ JavaScript
Temporary LineException
Python / Django / JavaScript
Description
Enabledset_breakpointbreakpointTemporaryexception_breakpointShown at design-time or during the debugging session.
Disableddisabled_breakpointdisabled_breakpointdisabled_exception_breakpointIndicates that nothing happens when the breakpoint is hit.
Conditionally disabledcon_disabledcon_disabledcon_disabled_exceptionThis 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: 31 August 2016