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How to: Step Into Code

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You cannot access the Step commands if your application is running. Step commands are valid only in break mode or before you start the application. For more information, see Breaking Execution.


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

To step into a program that is not yet executing

  • On the Debug menu, choose Step Into.

To step while debugging

  1. The debugger must be in break mode.

  2. On the Debug menu, choose Step Into.