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Set a Breakpoint and Start Debugging in Visual Studio

I didn't know I could do this until a few weeks ago: While still in Edit mode, you can right-click on a line of code and select Run to Cursor. Visual Studio will compile your application (if necessary), start your application in Debug mode and stop on the line you've selected. If your cursor is already on the line where you want to stop, you don't need to touch your mouse -- just press Ctrl+F10 to get the same result. Once Visual Studio stops on your line, you can set more permanent breakpoints by pressing F9.

In retrospect, this was obvious: I've used Run to Cursor while in Debug mode for years. And, to add insult to injury, every time I've right-clicked on a line of code in Edit mode, Run to Cursor has been right there on the shortcut menu. I just never thought to use it until recently.

Posted by Peter Vogel on 09/09/2014 at 1:51 PM


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