FaqDebuggingMethodBreakpoint

Method breakpoints

Debugger hits method breakpoint when selected method's body is entered.
Method breakpoints are mostly used to track calling of a set of methods due to possibility to use wildcards in method, class or package names.

Example:
You need to track calling of methods implemented from java.awt.event.MouseListener in your code.
Steps:

  1. place editor cursor into the source code implemented MouseListener
  2. invoke New Breakpoint action by Ctrl+Shift+F8 shortcut or by menu Debug > New Brekpoint
  3. select Breakpoint Type Method
  4. textfields Package Name and Class Name should be pre-filed by your code's package/class name
  5. write mouse* to Method Name textfield
  6. select No thread (continue) in Suspend combobox
  7. confirm the dialog
  • Each calling of the implemented methods will be reported in Debugger Console output after debugging will be started.

The wildcard '*' can be used in Class, Package and Method Name textfields.
Method name <init> means all constructors.


Applies to: NetBeans 6.x

Platforms: All

Not logged in. Log in, Register

By use of this website, you agree to the NetBeans Policies and Terms of Use. © 2012, Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. Sponsored by Oracle logo