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Breakpoint2.FileColumn Property

Gets the character location within a line in a file where the breakpoint is set.

Namespace:  EnvDTE80
Assembly:  EnvDTE80 (in EnvDTE80.dll)

int FileColumn { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
An integer containing the character location.

Gets the character location (the column) within a line in a file where the breakpoint is set. This value is specified in the Character box of the File, New Breakpoint dialog box.

The following example demonstrates how to use the FileColumn property.

To test this property:

  1. Set a breakpoint in the target application.

  2. Run the add-in.

public static void FileColumn(EnvDTE80.DTE2 dte)
    // Setup debug Output window.
    Window w = (Window)dte.Windows.Item(EnvDTE.Constants.vsWindowKindOutput);
    w.Visible = true;
    OutputWindow ow = (OutputWindow)w.Object;
    OutputWindowPane owp = ow.OutputWindowPanes.Add("FileColumn property: ");

    // dte is a reference to the DTE2 object passed to you by the
    // OnConnection method that you implement when you create an Add-in.
    EnvDTE80.Debugger2 debugger = (EnvDTE80.Debugger2)dte.Debugger;
    owp.OutputString("Breakpoint in the file " + debugger.Breakpoints.Item(1).File);
    owp.OutputString(" on line " +
                     debugger.Breakpoints.Item(1).FileLine.ToString() + " column ");
    owp.OutputString(debugger.Breakpoints.Item(1).FileColumn.ToString() + " is ");
    owp.OutputString(debugger.Breakpoints.Item(1).Enabled ? "enabled." : "disabled.");
    owp.OutputString("\nThis breakpoint is in the function: " +