B.3.4. Named_Breaks group

The Named_Breaks group contains third-level groups giving details of the named breakpoints that are set automatically for the project. Named breakpoints are breakpoints that you want to set often as part of your debugging session.

A Default breakpoint is provided for you to use. However, you can create new breakpoints with more meaningful names.

If you have specified named breakpoints for the project, these are available through the Debug → Simple Breakpoints → Named... menu for rapid deployment. Where a named breakpoint has a symbol specified, but which is not currently loaded, the named break does not show in the list.

Use a third-level group for each breakpoint. You can create a new group, for example MY_NAMED_BREAK_1, to store details of a personalized breakpoint. To do this right-click on the Default group and select Make New... from the menu. You can then specify a name for the new group.

Where you want to modify an existing breakpoint, select Make Copy... from the menu. This provides starting values that can then be customized as required.

Table B.7 describes the settings available in the Named_Breaks group.

Table B.7. Named_Breaks group


Specifies the symbol name to be matched. The symbol is looked up when the breakpoints list dialog box is accessed to check the validity of the breakpoint.

If no symbol is specified, the breakpoint is always enabled.

This setting is optional.


Defines the breakpoint command to be submitted to RealView Debugger, for example bi my_location.


This setting is optional. If provided, this text is displayed in the Named Break dialog list.

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