You can configure visual tests to suspend at set points during playback and enter debug mode. The points at which you set a visual test to suspend on playback are called breakpoints. Breakpoints let you manage playback to facilitate debugging, and can help isolate where a visual test fails. Breakpoints help to analyze how a visual test plays back even if there are no errors in the visual test. When you set a breakpoint, playback suspends before executing the step where the breakpoint is set and enters debug mode.
Setting breakpoints allows a visual test to play back to any specific point of interest. Place breakpoints at specific steps where you want to suspend playback, such as any point where you want to see the state of data contained in variables in the Local Variables window. Playback executes to the first breakpoint and suspends until you tell the visual test to proceed.