Signals the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) to inform the debugger that a break point has been tripped.
[Visual Basic] Public Shared ReadOnly Break As OpCode [C#] public static readonly OpCode Break; [C++] public: static OpCode Break; [JScript] public static var Break : OpCode;
The following table lists the instruction's hexadecimal and Microsoft Intermediate Language (MSIL) assembly format, along with a brief reference summary:
|01||break||inform a debugger that a breakpoint has been reached.|
No evaluation stack behaviors are performed by this operation.
The break instruction is for debugging support. It signals the CLI to inform the debugger that a break point has been tripped. It has no other effect on the interpreter state.
The break instruction has the smallest possible instruction size enabling code patching with a break point and generating minimal disturbance to the surrounding code.
The break instruction can trap to a debugger, do nothing, or raise a security exception. The exact behavior is implementation-defined.
The following Emit constructor overload can use the break opcode:
Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family