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Debug & Record Toolbar

The Debug & Record toolbar provides tools for debugging program source code. The Debug & Record toolbar can be docked to any main window edge or floated freely in a convenient location for quick access.

Access:     View | Toolbars | Debug & Record

Use to:

  • Attach to running processes
  • Run, pause or terminate program execution
  • Step over, step into or step out of program statements
  • Record program execution






See also

Drop-down Command List

Show drop-down menu containing commands for running and managing Analyzer scripts



Attach to Process

Attach to a running process




Begin or continue execution of  the current program




Pause or resume program execution



Step Over

Step over the next statement

Alt + F6


Step In

Step into the next statement

Shift + F6


Step Out

Step out of the current method

Ctrl + F6


Debug Stop

Terminate execution of the current program

Ctrl + Alt + F6


Manual Record

Manually step record the current thread


Recording Sequence Diagrams

Auto Record

Auto record an execution trace for the current thread


Step Through

Step through

This button is available when manually recording steps; it attempts to step into a function on the line of code

If a function call is made, the function call is captured and the debugger steps back out of the function to either the same line or the next

Alt + ;


Stop Recording

End recording of program execution




  • You can move this toolbar to any dockable position and it retains that position in subsequent sessions
  • You can hide or show the toolbar by clicking on the View | Toolbars | Diagram menu option