How to: Use the Breakpoints Window

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For advanced users, the Breakpoints window provides a powerful means of manipulating breakpoints.

In the Breakpoints window, you can perform the procedures that are described in the following topics:

You can open the Breakpoints window from the Debug menu.

To open the Breakpoints window

  • On the Debug menu, point to Windows, and then click Breakpoints.

You can use this navigation feature to go from a breakpoint in the Breakpoints window to the corresponding location in source code or the Disassembly window.

NoteNote

The dialog boxes and menu commands you see might differ from those described in Help, depending on your active settings or Visual Studio edition. To change your settings, open the Tools menu and select Import and Export Settings. For more information, see Working with Settings.

To go to the location of a breakpoint

  • In the Breakpoints window, right-click a breakpoint and choose Go To Source Code or Go To Disassembly

    -or-

    Click a breakpoint, and then click the Go To Source Code or Go To Disassembly tool.

You can adjust the Breakpoints window to display the information that you want to see, the way you want to see it.

To display additional columns

  • In the toolbar at the top of the Breakpoints window, click the Columns tool, and then select the name of the column you want to display.

To widen or narrow a column

  • Click the column divider, and then drag the divider left or right.

To hide a column

  • In the toolbar at the top of the Breakpoints window, click the Columns tool, and then clear the name of the column you want to hide.

To rearrange the order of the columns

  • Drag the column header.

To sort the breakpoints list

  • Click the column header you want to sort by.

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