The Run Menu, found on the main menu of the Eclipse workbench contains all of the actions required run, debug, step through code and work with breakpoints. Different parts of the
menu are visible at different times, as each perspective can be customized to show only specific capabilities.
The Run Menu commands.
|Add Java Exception Breakpoint
|Opens the Add Java Exception dialog to select the exception breakpoint type to create
|Add Class Load Breakpoint
|Opens the Select Type dialog to select the Java type to add a class load breakpoint to
|Displays all of the instances of the selected type in the current VM in a popup (only available with a Java 1.6 VM)
|Ctrl + Shift + N
|Displays all of the references of the selected type in the current VM in a popup (only available with a Java 1.6 VM)
Presents a sub menu of registered debug launch shortcuts. Launch shortcuts provide support for workbench or active editor selection sensitive launching.
|Presents a sub menu of the recent history of launch configurations launched in debug mode
Allows you to quickly repeat the most recent launch in debug mode or to debug the current selection, if that mode is supported (based on your current launch settings).
Uses the Display view to show the result of evaluating the selected expression in the context of a stack frame or variable in that thread. If the current active part is a Java Snippet Editor, the result is displayed there.
Ctrl + Shift + D
Within the context of the Java snippet editor, this command allows you to evaluate an expression but does not display a result.
Ctrl + E
|Forces the current method to return with the specified value
|Alt + Shift + F
Uses the Expressions view to show the result of inspecting the selected expression or variable in the context of a stack frame or variable in that thread.
Ctrl + Shift + I
This command opens the launch configuration dialog to manage debug mode launch configurations.
Opens the launch configuration dialog to manage run mode launch configurations.
|Remove All Breakpoints
|Removes all of the breakpoints from the current workspace
Resumes a suspended thread.
Presents a sub menu of registered run launch shortcuts. Launch shortcuts provide support for workbench or active editor selection sensitive launching.
Presents a sub menu of the recent history of launch configurations launched in run mode
Allows you to quickly repeat the most recent launch in run mode or quickly run the selected resource, if that mode is supported (based on your current launch settings).
Ctrl + F11
|Run To Line
|Executes the program to the currently selected line in the editor
|Ctrl + R
Steps into the current statement.
|Step Into Selection
|Steps into the selected statement in the editor
|Ctrl + F5
Steps over the highlighted statement. Execution will continue at the next line either in the same method or (if you are at the end of a method) it will continue in the method from which the current method was called.
The cursor jumps to the declaration of the method and selects this line.
Steps out of the current method. This option stops execution after exiting the current method.
Suspends the selected thread of a target so that you can browse or modify code, inspect data, step, and so on.
Terminates the selected debug target.
|Ctrl + F2
|Toggles the appropriate type of breakpoint based on what is currently selected
|Ctrl + Shift + B
|Toggle Line Breakpoint
|Toggles a line breakpoint on the current executable line of code
|Toggle Method Breakpoint
|Toggles a method breakpoint on the currently selected method declaration
|Toggles a watchpoint on the currently selected field
|Use Step Filters
|Toggles step filters on/off. When on, all step functions apply step filters.
|Shift + F5
Used to create a watch item. A watch item is an expression in the Expressions view whose value is updated as you debug.
Java development tools (JDT)
Running and Debugging
Connecting to a remote VM with the Remote Java application launch configuration
Adding Line breakpoints
Setting method breakpoints
Run and Debug toolbar actions