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Step Out of Debugging To, Well, Wherever You Want

When you're debugging, you probably know that you can use the Debug | Step Out menu choice to exit a method without having to step through all the code in the method. But, if you want to step out and back to some higher-level method, you can do that also by using the Call Stack.

If you're not displaying the Call Stack window when stopped at your breakpoint, go to the Debug menu and select Windows | Call Stack. When the window appears, right click on the method where you want to stop again and select "Run to cursor" to continue executing until you get back to that method.

The first time you use this technique is a bit of a pain because you probably don't have the Call Stack window open. After you've used it the first time, however, the window will be right there waiting for you the next time you need it.

Posted by Peter Vogel on 04/01/2016 at 11:58 AM


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