Debugging Programs

You use Animator to watch how your native COBOL code is executing. You can execute your program in one of three modes: Step, Go and Zoom. When you execute your program in Step mode, you manually control the execution of each statement. In Go mode, you initially set the speed of execution, then watch as each statement is automatically executed. Zoom mode executes the entire program without displaying the source until it reaches the end of the program. You can interrupt it, or set a breakpoint where it will stop.


Development Hub does not contain a facility for debugging JVM COBOL applications. You can debug these if you have Visual COBOL for Eclipse installed on a separate machine.