Using breakpoints

A breakpoint indicates a line of code or program at which you want the execution of an application to pause. When the application is paused, you can view and change the values of data items at that particular step. The Breakpoints Properties view shows details of all bound breakpoints and enables you to configure them.

You set breakpoints by:

The icon appears in the marker bar when a breakpoint is set. A tick mark is added to these icons when the breakpoint is bound to the program. A program breakpoint is indicated by the icon.