Back in my Visual J++ days, I didn’t know about F11. To compensate, I would set a breakpoint within the function I wanted to step into, and then when the Show Next Statement arrow was on the line, I would press F5 to run to the next breakpoint. I can’t remember when I learned about F11, but it was a very happy day. Hopefully this tip makes someone’s day too.

On the Debug toolbar, you’ll see the arrow indicating stepping into a function. This is bound to the command Debug.StepInto with the keyboard shortcut F11, at least in the General Development Settings.

Step Into F11 on Debug Toolbar

For example, when the next statement is on a function you want to step into, press F11

Function to step into

and now the next statement highlight appears on the first line of that function.

Function stepped into

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