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Trace Code Execution

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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You trace code execution because it may not always be obvious which statement is executed first. Use these techniques to trace the execution of code:

  • Step Into: Traces through each line of code and steps intoprocedures. This allows you to view the effect of each statement on variables.

  • Step Over: Executes each procedure as if it were a single statement. Use this instead of Step Into to step across procedure calls rather than into the called procedure.

  • Step Out: Executes all remaining code in a procedure as if it were a single statement, and exits to the next statement in the procedure that caused the procedure to be called initially.

  • Run To Cursor: Allows you to select a statement in your code where you want execution to stop. This allows you to "step over" sections of code, for example, large loops.

To trace execution from the current statement

  • From the Debug menu, choose Step Into (F8), Step Over (SHIFT+F8), Step Out (CTRL+SHIFT+F8), or Run To Cursor (CTRL+F8).

To trace execution from the beginning of the program

  • From the Debug menu, choose Step Into (F8), Step Over (SHIFT+F8), Step Out (CTRL+SHIFT+F8), or Run To Cursor (CTRL+F8).
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