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How to: Set a Breakpoint on a Function Call from the Call Stack Window

How to: Set a Breakpoint on a Function Call from the Call Stack Window 

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This topic describes how to set a breakpoint on a specific call to a function, using the Call Stack window. The breakpoint is set at the next executable instruction in the function call. If you want to set a breakpoint on the function itself, rather than a specific call to the function, see How to: Set a Function Breakpoint.

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To set a breakpoint on a function call

  • In the Call Stack window, while in break mode, right-click the function call and choose Insert Breakpoint from the shortcut menu (Breakpoint submenu).

    A breakpoint symbol appears in the left margin next to the function call name.

When you view the breakpoint properties, this breakpoint appears as an address breakpoint with a memory location corresponding to the next executable instruction in the function.

Caution noteCaution

Avoid setting breakpoints on system components when you are debugging mixed-mode (native and managed) code. Setting a breakpoint on a system component during mixed-mode debugging can cause the common language runtime to break and the debugger to hang. For more information, see Mixed-Mode Debugging.

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