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I have for quite a while longed for a keyboard shortcut to activate/deactivate a breakpoint in LabVIEW.


Recently I have started to look into quick-drop scripting, but it seems that even with these tools it is not possible. Can somebody in here come up with an idea on how to achieve this? 




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I'm not sure whether it is possible to do via scripting, but what could help, is this shortcut menu plugin from AristosQueue - https://forums.ni.com/t5/LabVIEW-Shortcut-Menu-Plug-Ins/Popout-Breakpoint-Menus-llb-move-bkpt-menus-....

When breakpoint menu is on top level, it is much handy to use it.
Even if there would be keyboard shortcut to set breakpoint, you'll need to do mouse click, to select node -> and then press shortcut (thus, 2 actions). With this plugin, you'll do right-click at node -> select menu without need to go to submenus (thus, also 2 actions).

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I recommend AutoHotKey + Keyboard shortcuts + mapping to extra mouse button = 1 action! 😄

Piotr Kruczkowski
Certified TestStand Architect
Certified LabVIEW Architect
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Accepted by topic author MarLentz

You would use the Breakpoint Status property on a wire, node, or diagram to enable, disable, or clear a breakpoint.



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Thanks for all answers.


This is what I came up with in the end - Since B for Break, P for Point, and S for Stop was all taken I set H for Halt as default key

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