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Debugging and Troubleshooting
OpenEdge Debugger : Starting and Stopping the Debugger : Debugging from the ADE Desktop
 

Debugging from the ADE Desktop

Starting the Debugger from the ADE Desktop runs the Debugger in stand-alone mode, ready to execute and debug any procedures you open in the Debugger window.
Note: The Debugger does not automatically set a breakpoint on the first executable line of procedures you execute from the Debugger when you start it from the ADE Desktop. Be sure to set at least one breakpoint before running a procedure.
To start a debugging session from the ADE Desktop:
1. choose Tools > Application Debugger or click on the Application Debugger button on the toolbar. The following figure shows the Application Debugger menu option and toolbar button in Windows.
Figure 7. Debugging from the ADE Desktop
The ADE Desktop immediately initializes and gives control to the Debugger, without an initial application running. Starting from the ADE Desktop runs the Debugger in stand-alone mode, ready to execute and debug any procedures you open in the Debugger window. Note the Debugger does not automatically set a breakpoint on the first executable line of procedures you execute from the Debugger when you start it from the ADE Desktop. Be sure to set at least one breakpoint before running a procedure.
Note: You can use the Interrupt option from the Debugger window to stop execution of most any procedure, whether or not it has a breakpoint set. For more information on the Interrupt and Breakpoints options, see Debugger Window and Files