With these commands, you can set up breakpoint according to their addresses. These breakpoints are not persisted, they are removed when you close the solution.
||Sets a breakpoint at the specified address with the optional hit condition and/or filter condition.|
||Toggles a breakpoint at the specified address.|
||Removes the breakpoint from the specified address.|
||Retrieves the breakpoint at the specified address so that you can update it.|
||Erases all breakpoints.|
SB command allows you to specify a hit condition to define when the program should stop at the specified breakpoint.
The debugger counts how many times the program code reaches the breakpoint and stops when the hit condition meets:
The condition-value is an integer number. You can apply one of these condition-type tokens:
||Execution stops when the current hit counter is less than condition-value|
||Execution stops when the current hit counter is less than or equal to condition-value|
||Execution stops when the current hit counter is equal to condition-value|
||Execution stops when the current hit counter is greater than condition-value|
||Execution stops when the current hit counter is greater than or equal to condition-value|
||Execution stops when the current hit counter is a multiple of condition-value|
The following example defines a hit condition that stops at the
$8010 address when the
hit counter s greater than 10:
SB 8010 H>10
These command sets a breakpoint at
$6100 to stop at every fifth hit:
SB 6000 H*5*
You can apply not only hit conditions, but also filter conditions to a breakpoint. When
the execution reaches the breakpoint, the debugger evaluates the expression. If it is a
value (non-zero integer), the execution flow pauses; otherwise it goes on without stoping.
You can use the same syntax for defining a filter condition as for watch items in the Watch Memory tool window.
When the watch expression results an evaluation error, the debug engine pauses as if there were no filter condition.
Let’s see a few examples. The following command defines a breakpoint at
$6800 that stops when
the contents of the HL register is
SB 6800 C HL==#4020
This condition breakpoint tests if the value of the memory address
$4100 equals to
SB 7A00 C [#4100]==#FF
You can use the condition to check if there’s a
$20 value at the IX+12 address:
SB 6500 C [IX+12]==#20
The following condition results in a “Divide by zero” error, so it stops every time the execution
flow reaches the
SB 6200 C HL/0==2
Combining Hit Conditions and Filter Conditions
You can apply both hit and filter conditions for the same breakpoint. You have to define the hit condition first, filter condition next:
SB 6400 H>5 C B<=10
If you exchange the condition order, the command prompt will indicate syntax error:
SB 6400 C B<=10 H>5
When you apply both conditions, they must be both satisfied to pause at that particular breakpoint.