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Setting a Breakpoint

First of all we need to activate debugging mode. There are several ways to do so. One of them is to set a breakpoint at the node where we want to have a closer look. When the test is being executed and QF-Test comes to the break point it will then pause and switch into debugging mode. The pause button Continue will then be activated.

  • Action Select a node and press [Ctrl-F8] ([⇧⌘-B] on macOS). The breakpoint is indicated by a Continue.
Set break point
Figure 5.1:  Set break point
  • Action Select the 'Test-suite' node and press [Enter] to start the test run.
Start test
Figure 5.2:  Start test run
  • Action Remove the breakpoint by pressing [Ctrl-F8] ([⇧⌘-B] on macOS) again.
Toggle breakpoint
Figure 5.3:  Remove break point

Instead of using the keyboard shortcut [Ctrl-F8] ([⇧⌘-B] on macOS) you may also set or unset a breakpoint by clicking the node and selecting the »Debugger«-»Breakpoint on/off« menu item, or alternatively right-clicking the node and selecting the »Breakpoint on/off« context menu item.

Again, you can see the little arrow, which now marks the next node to be executed, called the current node. When entering debugging mode QF-Test also navigates to the current node, in case it had not been visible, and selects it, highlighting it blue.

The menu option »Debugger«-»Clear all breakpoints« is useful to remove all breakpoints set in your test-suite.

There is no limit to the number of breakpoints you can set in your test-suite, but note that breakpoints are not saved with the test-suite.