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Debug Shortcut Keys, Visual Basic 6.0 Default Shortcut Option 

The following shortcut key combinations can be used while debugging code.

Command Shortcut Keys Description

Debug.ApplyCodeChanges

ALT + F10

Applies the changes made to code without stopping the debugger.

Debug.Autos

CTRL + ALT + V, A

Displays the Auto window to view the values of variables currently in the scope of the current line of execution within the current procedure.

Debug.BreakAll

CTRL + BREAK

Temporarily stops execution of all processes in a debugging session. Available only in Run mode.

Debug.Breakpoints

CTRL + ALT + B

Displays the Breakpoints dialog box where you can add and modify breakpoints.

Debug.CallStack

CTRL + L

Displays the Call Stack window to display a list of all active procedures or stack frames for the current thread of execution. Available only in Run mode.

Debug.ClearAllBreakpoints

CTRL + SHIFT + F9

Clears all of the breakpoints in the project.

Debug.Disassembly

CTRL + ALT + D

Displays the Disassembly dialog box.

Debug.Exceptions

CTRL + ALT + E

Displays the Exceptions dialog box.

Debug.Immediate

CTRL + G

Displays the Immediate window where you can evaluate expressions and execute individual commands.

Debug.Locals

CTRL + ALT + V, L

Displays the Locals window to view the variables and their values for each procedure in the current stack frame.

Debug.Memory1

CTRL + ALT + M, 1

Displays the Memory 1 window, which allows you to view large buffers, strings, and other data that do not display well in the Watch or Variables window.

Debug.Memory2

CTRL + ALT + M, 2

Displays the Memory 2 window, which allows you to view large buffers, strings, and other data that do not display well in the Watch or Variables window.

Debug.Memory3

CTRL + ALT + M, 3

Displays the Memory 3 window, which allows you to view large buffers, strings, and other data that do not display well in the Watch or Variables window.

Debug.Memory4

CTRL + ALT + M, 4

Displays the Memory 4 window, which allows you to view large buffers, strings, and other data that do not display well in the Watch or Variables window.

Debug.Modules

CTRL + ALT + U

Displays the Modules window which allows you to view the .dll or .exe files used by the program.

Debug.NewBreakpoint

CTRL + B

Inserts or clears a breakpoint in the current line of code.

Debug.QuickWatch

SHIFT + F9

Displays the Quick Watch dialog box with the current value of the selected expression. Available only in Break mode. Use this command to check the current value of a variable, property, or other expression for which you have not defined a watch expression.

Debug.Registers

CTRL +ALT + G

Displays the Registers window, which displays content for debugging native code applications.

Debug.Restart

SHIFT + F5

Terminates a debugging session, rebuilds, and then starts running the application from the beginning. Available in Break and Run modes.

Debug.RunningDocuments

CTRL + ALT + N

Displays the Running Documents window that shows the set of documents that you are in the process of debugging. Available in Run mode.

Debug.RunToCursor

CTRL + F8

In Break mode, resumes execution of your code from the current statement to the selected statement. The Current Line of Execution margin indicator appears in the Margin Indicator bar. In Design mode, starts the debugger and executes your code to the cursor location.

Debug.SetNextStatement

CTRL + F9

Sets the execution point to the line of code you choose.

Debug.ShowNextStatement

ALT + NUM*

Highlights the next statement to be executed.

Debug.Start

F5

Automatically attaches the debugger and runs the application from the startup form specified in the <Project> Properties dialog box. Changes to Continue if in Break mode.

Debug.StartWithoutDebugging

CTRL + F5

Runs the code without invoking the debugger.

Debug.StepInto

F8

Executes code one statement at a time, following execution into function calls.

Debug.StepOut

CTRL + SHIFT + F8

Executes the remaining lines of a function in which the current execution point lies.

Debug.StepOver

SHIFT + F8

Executes the next line of code, but does not follow execution through any function calls.

Debug.This

CTRL + ALT + V, T

Displays the This window, which allows you to view the data members of the object associated with the current method.

Debug.Threads

CTRL + ALT + H

Displays the Threads window to view all of the threads for the current process and information about them.

Debug.ToggleBreakpoint

F9

Sets or removes a breakpoint at the current line.

Debug.ToggleDisassembly

CTRL + F11

Displays the disassembly information for the current source file. Available only in Break mode.

Tools.DebugProcesses

CTRL + ALT + P

Displays the Processes dialog box, which allows you to debug multiple programs at the same time in a single solution.

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