Invisible break points

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Joined Mar 15, 2014
I am using MPLAB for me embedded systems project. I am new to MPLAB and C language in general. I was trying to program some code for PIC32 and i was putting some break points to see the program working until a certain moment. Once i removed the break points, the program still reacted as they were there, and all the processes were stopping.
I would like to ask for the suggestion on how to remove those invisible break points.


Joined Sep 7, 2009
If the project file is broken, just create a new project and copy the code across. Hopefully it doesn't happen too often.


Joined Jun 26, 2012
Also try:

If you are using an external debugger - re-initialize it to make sure its talking to MPLAB then remove breakpoints:

MPLAB 8.x - Click Debugger -> Reconnect
Hit F2 to bring up the breakpoint window then click Remove All

MPLABX - Debug->Disconnect From Debug Tool then Re-Connect
Alt-Shift-5 to bring up the breakpoint window. Do CTRL-A to select all then hit Del to delete them.

Good luck.


Joined Apr 24, 2011
I've seen something like this in MPLAB (no X). Hit F2 to bring up the breakpoint menu. You may just see a list of the phantom breakpoints.

Highlight each one and delete.