What is a breakpoint in C# good for?

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Answer

  • A breakpoint is a place in a code of a computer program where the execution of the program pauses.
  • A programmer can put one or more breakpoints into the source code to define the places where the execution of the program will pause.
  • In Visual Studio a breakpoint is added to the source from code editor. Just open the .cs file, go to the line you want to place the breakpoint to and hit F9.
  • When the program execution pauses at a breakpoint location, you can inspect the variables, resume the program execution (by pressing F5) or continue executing the rest of program one statement at a time (by pressing F10).
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