You can set an unconditional breakpoint in one of the following ways:

  • in the source pane, click on the line number for the line you want to break at
  • in the source pane, activate the context menu while on the line you want to break at, and select "Add breakpoint"
  • in the source pane, highlight the line you want to break at and press Ctrl+B (Windows/Linux) or Command+B (Mac OS X)

When you display the context menu, you have a choice of setting either a breakpoint that will pause code execution when it reaches that line, an unconditional breakpoint, or a conditional breakpoint that will only pause the code if the conditions you define are met:

If you choose to set a conditional breakpoint, you will be able to add the condition:

Each breakpoint is shown in two places in the debugger:

  • the breakpoints list shows the filename and line number for the breakpoint

  • the line in the source pane is marked with a blue arrow if you set an unconditional breakpoint, or an orange arrow if the breakpoint is conditional.

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