Set and Clear a Breakpoint
You set a breakpoint to suspend execution at a specific statement in a procedure; for example, where you suspect problems may exist. You clear breakpoints when you no longer need them to stop execution.
To set a breakpoint
- Position the insertion point anywhere in a line of the procedure where you want execution to halt.
- On the Debug menu, click Toggle Breakpoint (F9), click next to the statement in the Margin Indicator Bar (if visible), or use the toolbar shortcut: .
The breakpoint is added and the line is set to the breakpoint color defined on the Editor Format tab in the Options dialog box.
If you set a breakpoint on a line that contains several statements separated by colons (:), the break always occurs at the first statement on the line.
To clear a breakpoint
- Position the insertion point anywhere on a line of the procedure containing the breakpoint.
- From the Debug menu, choose Toggle Breakpoint (F9), or click next to the statement in the Margin Indicator Bar (if visible).
- The breakpoint is cleared and highlighting is removed.
To clear all breakpoints in the application
- From the Debug menu, choose Clear All Breakpoints (CTRL+SHIFT+F9).
Note Breakpoints set in code are not saved when you save your code.