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Eclipse Java Development User Guide
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Step Filtering Preferences

These preferences are used to configure step filters and step filtering options.




Use step filters This option controls is step filtering should be enabled or not. See also the step filtering command in the Debug View On
Defined step filters This is a listing of all of the defined step filters (the listing itself) and whether the step filters are in use or not (the checked state of step filter)  
Add Filter button Used to add a new step filter that is based on a regular expression  
Add Class button Used to add a new Java class to the listing of step filters  
Add Packages button Used to add new Java packages to the listing of step filters  
Remove button Used to remove the selected step filter(s)  
Select All button Used to set all defined step filters as enabled (or checked)  
Deselect All button Used to set all defined step filters as disabled (or unchecked)  
Filter synthetic methods This option controls if synthetic method should always be filtered or not while stepping. This option requires that the VM used support synthetic methods Off
Filter static initializers This option controls if static initializers should always be filtered or not while stepping Off
Filter constructors This option controls if constructors should always be filtered or not while stepping Off
Step through filters

This option controls step filters to always return from a filtered location or step through to a non-filtered location.

For example, if java.util is a filtered location, stepping into code in HashMap could result in a call-back to your application code to check the equality of an object. If you choose to Step through filters a step into would end up in your application code. However, when the Step through filters option is disabled, a step into HashMap would behave like a step over.


Related concepts

Java perspectives
Java views
Local debugging
Remote debugging

Related tasks

Launching a Java program
Running and debugging

Related reference

Detail Formatters Preferences
Heap Walking Preferences
Installed JREs Preferences
Java Debug Preferences
Logical Structures Preferences
Primitive Display Preferences
Run/Debug Preferences

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