Using the Breakpoints Window

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Using the Breakpoints Window

The Breakpoints window enables you to view and manage breakpoints globally. By default, the Breakpoints window is displayed when MapForce is in debug mode. To make the Breakpoints window visible at all times, select the menu command View | Debug Windows | Breakpoints.

 

The Breakpoints window displays all breakpoints created since you started MapForce, grouped by the mapping file to which they belong. While MapForce is open, any breakpoints associated with any mapping are "remembered" by MapForce and displayed in the Breakpoints window, even if you closed the mapping file in the meanwhile. The mapping that is currently being debugged is represented with standard text color in the Breakpoints window, while other mappings (the ones that are closed or not active) are grayed out.

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You can quickly open any mapping by double-clicking it (or any of its breakpoints) in the Breakpoints window.

 

Note:Once you close or restart MapForce, all breakpoints are removed.

 

Information about breakpoints is displayed as a grid with the following columns:

Column

Description

Name

The name of the node where the breakpoint belongs.

Parent

The name of the mapping component where the breakpoint belongs.

Trace value

The value that passes through the connector on which the breakpoint is. The trace value is displayed during debugging execution.

Condition

If the breakpoint is conditional, this column displays the condition of the breakpoint.

Breakpoints may be associated with any of the following icons.

Icon

Description

ic-breakpoint

Active breakpoint. Denotes a breakpoint from the mapping that is currently being debugged.

ic-breakpoint_disabled

Inactive breakpoint. Denotes a breakpoint from a mapping that is open, but is not currently being debugged.

ic-breakpoint_disabled_warning

Inaccessible breakpoint. Denotes a breakpoint that cannot be reached by the debugger.

ic-breakpoint_conditional

Conditional breakpoint. Denotes a breakpoint with a condition attached to it.

 

To view or change the properties of a breakpoint:

Right-click it, and select Breakpoint Properties from the context menu.

 

 

To delete a breakpoint:

Right-click the breakpoint you want to delete, and then select Delete Breakpoint from the context menu.
Click a breakpoint, and then press Delete.

 

The context command Delete All Breakpoints removes all breakpoints displayed in the Breakpoints window, regardless of the mapping where they belong.

 

See also: Adding and Removing Breakpoints


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