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Can't get a break to work when a value changes?

I'm trying to get my program to break when a certain variable changes it's value. I've always thought that the "Watch" will do this, however, I can't seem to get it to work. I tried setting up a watch and I KNOW that it hits this certain variable and when it changes value, the program doesn't break into the code-behind. Any ideas?

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BlakeMcKenna
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dustockCommented:
A watch wont stop the program, you need to add breakpoints in by left clicking the on the far left of the code view.  Then when the program hits the break point it will stop and allow you to debug, and see the value of your watch as long is its active in the block of code you broke on.
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ElrondCTCommented:
Unfortunately, VB won't do a break simply based on a variable changing at any point in the program. (Some other languages will do that.) You have to set a breakpoint at a specific location in the code, where you set a Condition (right-click on the breakpoint button to select) to see if the variable has changed from what it was the last time the debugger checked it. But it can sometimes be challenging to figure out exactly where a variable is getting changed if there are lots of possible procedures that could be called.
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BlakeMcKennaAuthor Commented:
I know how to set breakpoints. I thought the code did that whenever a variable changed it's value if you setup a watch. I thought VB6 did this but I must have been setting breaks and didn't realize it.

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