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Visual Basic 2010 Unleashed by Alessandro Del Sole

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Breakpoints and Data Tips

Breakpoints enable you to control the execution flow of your application. Basically a breakpoint breaks the execution of the application at the point where the breakpoint itself is placed so that you can take required actions (situation known as break mode). You can then resume the application execution. To place a breakpoint on a specific line of code, just place the cursor on the line of code you want to debug and then press F9.

Tip

To add a breakpoint, you can also right-click the line of code you want to debug and select the Breakpoint, Insert breakpoint command from the pop-up menu or just click the leftmost column in the code window.

A breakpoint is easily recognizable, because it highlights in red the selected ...

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