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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013: Working in the Breakpoints Window

      NOTE: This is an older feature. I’ve updated the information for VS2013.   The Breakpoints Window (CTRL+ALT+B) is an awesome tool. We use it frequently to aid us in our debugging efforts. Let’s take a look at some of the things you can do when working in this window.      ...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013: Working with Breakpoint Labels

      NOTE: This is an older feature. I’ve updated the information for VS2013.   The Breakpoints Window has supported adding labels since VS2010, however most people aren’t aware of this feature. But how does this help you?  Well, first, you can put friendly names for Breakpoints to make them...
  • Blog Post: Setting a Breakpoint on a Class

    General: CTRL + B Visual Basic 6: CTRL + B Visual C# 2005: CTRL + B; CTRL + D, N; CTRL + D, CTRL + N Visual C++ 2: [no shortcut] Visual C++ 6: CTRL + B Visual Studio 6: [no shortcut] Windows: ALT + D, B, F Menu: Debug | New Breakpoint | Break at Function Command: Debug.BreakatFunction Versions: 2005...
  • Blog Post: Delete All Breakpoints

    Keyboard: CTRL + SHIFT + F9 Menu: Debug -> Delete All Breakpoints Command: Debug.DeleteAllBreakpoints Versions: 2008,2010 Published: 5/7/2010 Code: vstipDebug0025 You can exercise the nuclear option on your Breakpoints and delete them all. You have a couple of options: WARNING: You had better have...
  • Blog Post: Set a Complex Breakpoint Condition

    Menu: [Right-Click the Breakpoint] -> Condition Versions: 2008,2010 Published: 5/4/2010 Code: vstipDebug0022 So, it turns out that the REAL power of the Breakpoint Condition dialog is the ability to execute any line of code from it. You could do something really evil like reset a variable so you have...
  • Blog Post: Set a Simple Breakpoint Condition

    Menu: [Right-Click the Breakpoint] -> Condition Versions: 2008,2010 Published: 5/3/2010 Code: vstipDebug0021 Did you know you can set Conditional Breakpoints? They are arguably the most powerful among the types of Breakpoints you can set. There are many layers to using them correctly and knowing is...
  • Blog Post: Set a Breakpoint on a Function

    Keyboard: CTRL + B Menu: Debug -> New Breakpoint -> Break at Function Command: Debug.BreakatFunction Versions: 2008,2010 Published: 4/30/2010 Code: vstipDebug0020 "Normal" breakpoints are based on line and character position: But what if you don't want to break on a specific line but...
  • Blog Post: Enable or Disable All Breakpoints

    Menu: Debug -> Disable All Breakpoints; Debug -> Enable All Breakpoints Command: Debug.DisableAllBreakpoints; Debug.EnableAllBreakpoints Versions: 2008,2010 Published: 4/27/2010 Code: vstipDebug0018 Download the seriously cool Tip of the Day Extension to get the daily tips delivered to your Start...
  • Blog Post: The Best of Visual Studio 2010: How to Import and Export Breakpoints

    Command: EditorContextMenus.CodeWindow.Breakpoint.BreakpointExport; DebuggerContextMenus.BreakpointsWindow.Exportselected; Versions: 2010 Published: 1/28/2010 Code: vstipDebug0003 Ever just wanted to email someone your Breakpoints? Maybe do a mass change to all your breakpoints at once with a text editor...
  • Blog Post: The Best of Visual Studio 2010: Searching Breakpoints

    Versions: 2010 Published: 1/27/2010 Code: vstipDebug0002 Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus and he brought you the ability to search Breakpoints!!! :) In its current incarnation it is a blunt instrument but still a very powerful one. So how do you use it? Simple just follow these steps: 1. Set some...
  • Blog Post: The Best of Visual Studio 2010: Adding labels to Breakpoints

    Keyboard: ALT + F9, L Command: EditorContextMenus.CodeWindow.Breakpoint.BreakpointEditlabels Versions: 2010 Published: 1/26/2010 Code: vstipDebug0001 Did you know that Breakpoints now support labels? They do! Here is how you use them: 1. Set one or more Breakpoints in your code 2. Open the Breakpoint...
  • Blog Post: Using CTRL + ALT + B to Open the Breakpoints Window

    Keyboard: CTRL + ALT + B Menu: Debug -> Windows -> Breakpoints Command: Debug.Breakpoints Versions: 2008,2010 Published: 2/20/2010 Code: vstipDebug0011 Want to get the Breakpoints Window up fast? Just use CTRL + ALT + B to open it up or, if it already open, to give it the focus.
  • Blog Post: Searching Breakpoints

    Versions: 2010 Published: 1/27/2010 Code: vstipDebug0002 Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus and he brought you the ability to search Breakpoints!!! :) In its current incarnation it is a blunt instrument but still a very powerful one. So how do you use it? Simple just follow these steps: Set some Breakpoints...
  • Blog Post: Adding labels to Breakpoints

    Keyboard: ALT + F9, L Command: EditorContextMenus.CodeWindow.Breakpoint.BreakpointEditlabels Versions: 2010 Published: 1/26/2010 Code: vstipDebug0001 Did you know that Breakpoints now support labels? They do! Here is how you use them: Set one or more Breakpoints in your code Open the Breakpoint window...
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