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  • MCSP question about the red bar

    i have MCSPX on 2 machines, on one machine when i click on the border frame just to the left of the leftmost character in the main editor window a red bar appears across the entire line
    i didn't realize why it had appeared until later when i poked around and found that clicking again would toggle it

    what is that red bar ? i looked through help and could not find, probably need to know what it is called to find it
    it appears to be just a place marker ?
    if so i would expect a key to jump between them, is there one ?

    now on a second machine clicking that area does not produce the red bar, but i can't find in the settings where that is enabled / disabled
    thanks in advance for any help

  • #2
    The red line is a Breakpoint for the debugger.
    You can toggle the breakpoint by clicking on the line in the left gutter.

    Breakpoints can only be set when the ICD toolbar is visible.
    View > Toolbars > In Circuit Debug (ICD)

    You can only make the toolbar visible/invisible when you have a chip selected in the drop-down box that is capable of using the debugger.

    If you are not using the ICD, it's best to not have the ICD toolbar visible.
    PBP3 Manual : Microchip Datasheets - 10F, 12F, 16F, 18F
    Never download a PIC datasheet from anywhere but microchip.com

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    • #3
      ok
      i follow your kind answer, it looked like a break point from my old VB3 days

      but i think there is a bug here
      where i am now is consistent with everything you say (i think)
      chip is 16F1933
      can't make ICD toolbar visible, can't make breakpoint

      but on the other machine which shows the breakpoint the chip is the same
      any ideas ?

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      • #4
        >You can only make the toolbar visible/invisible when you have a chip selected in the drop-down box that is capable of using the debugger.

        Select a different chip that has an ICD model, like the 16F1937.
        Then you can turn the ICD toolbar on or off.
        Change the chip back to what you are using afterwards (16F1933).

        No ICD toolbar ... no breakpoints.
        PBP3 Manual : Microchip Datasheets - 10F, 12F, 16F, 18F
        Never download a PIC datasheet from anywhere but microchip.com

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