Complex Breakpoint Sequence

A breakpoint sequence is a list of breakpoints that execute but do not halt until the last breakpoint is executed. Sequenced breakpoints can be useful when there are more than one execution path leading to a certain instruction, and you only want to exercise one specific path.

To create a Breakpoint Sequence

  1. Right click on an existing breakpoint or shift click to select a group of existing breakpoints and right click on the group.
  2. From the pop-up menu, go to “Complex Breakpoint” and select “Add to New Sequence”.
  3. Enter a name for your sequence in the dialog box, and click OK.
  4. The breakpoint(s) will appear under the new sequence.

To add Existing Breakpoints to a Sequence

  1. Right click on an existing breakpoint or shift click to select a group of existing breakpoints and right click on the group.
  2. From the pop-up menu, go to “Complex Breakpoint” and select “Move to Name”, where Name is the name of the sequence.

To add a New Breakpoint to a Sequence

  1. Right click on the sequence and select “New Breakpoint”.
  2. For more on setting up a new breakpoint, see Hardware Address/Data Breakpoints and Enhanced Event Breakpoints.

To select the Sequence Order

  1. Expand on a sequence to see all items.
  2. Right click on an item and select Complex Breakpoints>Move Up or Complex Breakpoints>Move Down. Sequence execution of breakpoints is bottom-up; the last breakpoint in the sequence occurs first.

To remove Breakpoints from a Sequence

  1. Right click on an existing breakpoint or shift click to select a group of existing breakpoints and right click on the group.
  2. From the pop-up menu, go to “Complex Breakpoint” and select “Remove from Name”, where Name is the name of the sequence.
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