VS 2010 Debugger Improvements (BreakPoints, DataTips, Import/Export)
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by Scott Guthrie
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Grouping Multiple Breakpoints Together using a Label

Below is a screen-shot of the breakpoints window within Visual Studio 2010.  This lists all of the breakpoints defined within my solution (which in this case is the ASP.NET MVC 2 code base):

The first and last breakpoint in the list above breaks into the debugger when a Controller instance is created or released by the ASP.NET MVC Framework.

Using VS 2010, I can now select these two breakpoints, right-click, and then select the new “Edit labels…” menu command to give them a common label/name (making them easier to find and manage):

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Below is the dialog that appears when I select the “Edit labels” command.  We can use it to create a new string label for our breakpoints or select an existing one we have already defined.  In this case we’ll create a new label called “Lifetime Management” to describe what these two breakpoints cover:

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When we press the OK button our two selected breakpoints will be grouped under the newly created “Lifetime Management” label:


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