How to: Set a Breakpoint on a Function Call from the Call Stack Window
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This topic describes how to set a breakpoint on a specific call to a function by using the Call Stack window. The breakpoint is set at the next executable instruction in the function call.
If you want to set a breakpoint on the function itself, rather than on a specific call to the function, see How to: Set a Function Breakpoint.
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To set a breakpoint on a function call
In the Call Stack window, while in break mode, right-click the function call, and then click Insert Breakpoint on the shortcut menu (Breakpoint submenu).
A breakpoint symbol appears in the left margin next to the function call name.
When you view the breakpoint properties, this breakpoint appears as an address breakpoint with a memory location corresponding to the next executable instruction in the function.
Avoid setting breakpoints on system components when you are debugging mixed-mode (native and managed) code. Setting a breakpoint on a system component during mixed-mode debugging can cause the common language runtime to break and the debugger to stop responding. For more information, see Mixed-Mode Debugging.