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Debugging and Troubleshooting
OpenEdge Debugger : Debugger Window and Files : Debugger files : Procedure files and listing generation : Hidden procedure files
Hidden procedure files
The Debugger ignores hidden procedures. A hidden procedure is a procedure whose filename begins with an underscore (_). Although you can execute a hidden procedure, it is hidden from the Debugger in the following ways:
*A hidden procedure never enters the Debugger context and does not honor any breakpoints that you set in it.
*The Debugger never displays the debug listing for a hidden procedure.
The OpenEdge ADE tools that invoke the Debugger use hidden procedures to keep the tools themselves invisible to the Debugger. You can use the same technique when writing your own development tools that invoke the Debugger.