Adnan’s Blog

Conditional Breakpoints

Posted on: December 23, 2008

Visual Studio is filled with nifty tricks, which if leveraged properly in the right situation can make the developers life easy. Consider if you had a looping statement, and wanted to debug it, but only for a particular value. Rather than hitting the breakpoint every time, you can shorten the hits by using a Conditional Breakpoint.

To set a Conditional Breakpoint, right-click the Breakpoint circle and select the Condition option.

Conditional BreakpointYou can then define the condition and additionally select an option to filter the condition for evaluating the condition, or for raising the breakpoint when the value of the expression changes.

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