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Debugging and Troubleshooting
OpenEdge Debugger : Starting and Stopping the Debugger : Debugging from the AppBuilder

Debugging from the AppBuilder

Starting the Debugger from the AppBuilder runs the Debugger in application mode, ready to debug the procedure that is running and any other procedures you choose.
To start a debugging session from the AppBuilder:
1. Open an application procedure and choose Debug > Compile, as shown in the following figure.
Figure 6. Debugging from the AppBuilder in Windows
After you choose Compile > Debug, the AppBuilder:
a. Saves a temporary file containing your procedure to the current working directory, using a unique, alphanumeric filename with a .ab extension (as the AppBuilder always does)
b. Initializes the Debugger
c. Sets a breakpoint on the first executable line of your procedure
d. Runs your procedure
The AVM instance immediately gives control to the Debugger at the initial breakpoint.