Some might say that Eclipse is too powerful and has too many features. But to me, the many small and somehow hidden gems can make a big difference in my daily life. One of these features is ‘Step Into Selection’ while debugging.
Very often I have a source line with nested function calls like this:
I would like to step into the outer function FAT1_CheckCardPresence(), but when I do a ‘step-into’, it will first step into the CLS1_GetStdio() function. So there I have to do a ‘step-out’, and if there are multiple inner (nested) function calls, this requires many ‘step-into’ and ‘step-out’ clicks and operations.
There is a feature to avoid that: Step Into Selection 🙂
I can select or click into the name and use the context menu ‘Step Into Selection’ :
Instead of the context menu, I can use the Run menu too:
Or an even better way: I have use CTRL+ALT and click with the mouse (hyperlink mode):
For nested function calls, I do not need to step-into all the nested functions: I can use ‘Step Into Selection’ feature instead. This saves me many steps and clicks every day :-).
Happy Stepping 🙂