ARM assembler editor

The ARM® assembler editor provides syntax highlighting, formatting of code and content assistance for labels in ARM assembly language source files. This editor enables you to:

Figure 23. ARM assembler editor

ARM assembler editor

In the left-hand margin of each editor tab you can find a marker bar that displays view markers associated with specific lines in the source code.

To set a breakpoint, double click in the marker bar at the position where you want to set the breakpoint. To delete a breakpoint, double-click on the breakpoint marker.

Show/hideAction context menu options

Right-click in the vertical bar, or the line number column if visible, to display the action context menu for the ARM assembler editor. The options available include:

DS-5 Breakpoints menu

The following breakpoint options are available:

Toggle Breakpoint

Add a new breakpoint, or remove a selected breakpoint.

Disable Breakpoint, Enable Breakpoint

Disable or enable the selected breakpoint.

Breakpoint Properties...

Display the Breakpoint Properties dialog box for the selected breakpoint. This enables you to control breakpoint activation.

Default Breakpoint Type

The following breakpoint options are available:

C/C++ Breakpoints

Select to use the C/C++ perspective breakpoint scheme.

DS-5 C/C++ Breakpoint

Select to use the DS-5 Debug perspective breakpoint scheme. This is the default for the DS-5 Debug perspective.

DS-5 breakpoint markers are red to distinguish them from the blue C/C++ perspective breakpoint markers.


The Default Breakpoint Type selected causes the top-level Toggle Breakpoint menu in this context menu and the double-click action in the left-hand ruler to toggle either CDT Breakpoints or DS-5 Breakpoints. This menu is also available from the Run menu in the main menu bar at the top of the C/C++, Debug, and DS-5 Debug perspectives.

The menu options under DS-5 Breakpoints do not honor this setting and always refer to DS-5 Breakpoints.

Show Line Numbers

Show or hide line numbers.

For more information on the other options not listed here, see the dynamic help.

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