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Start & Stop Debugger

Debugging Actions - Start & Stop

If Basic Setup has been completed, pressing [F6] starts the application using the configured Debugger.

If not, debugging is still possible by using the Attach button on either one of the Debugger toolbars.

To stop debugging, click on the Stop button Debug_Stop in the Debug window toolbar, or press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[F6].


In most situations, the debugger ends:

  • when it encounters breakpoints (which should be set beforehand)
  • when the debug process terminates or
  • when the Java Class thread exits.

However, due to the nature of the Java Virtual Machine, it is necessary at times for Java developers to stop the debugger manually with the Stop button.