A breakpoint suspends the execution of a program at the location where the breakpoint is set.

Breakpoints can be enabled and disabled via the context menu in the Breakpoints View, or via the context menu in the Java Editor ruler.

Breakpoints are displayed in the vertical editor ruler and in the Breakpoints view.

Related tasks

Adding breakpoints
Resuming the execution of suspended threads
Running and debugging
Suspending threads

Related reference

Debug preferences
Debug view
Run menu actions

Run and debug toolbar actions
Breakpoints view