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Signals the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) to inform the debugger that a break point has been tripped.

public: static initonly System::Reflection::Emit::OpCode Break;
public static readonly System.Reflection.Emit.OpCode Break;
 staticval mutable Break : System.Reflection.Emit.OpCode
Public Shared ReadOnly Break As OpCode 

Field Value


The following table lists the instruction's hexadecimal and Microsoft Intermediate Language (MSIL) assembly format, along with a brief reference summary:

Format Assembly Format Description
01 break inform a debugger that a breakpoint has been reached.

No evaluation stack behaviors are performed by this operation.

The break instruction is for debugging support. It signals the CLI to inform the debugger that a break point has been tripped. It has no other effect on the interpreter state.

The break instruction has the smallest possible instruction size enabling code patching with a break point and generating minimal disturbance to the surrounding code.

The break instruction can trap to a debugger, do nothing, or raise a security exception. The exact behavior is implementation-defined.

The following Emit method overload can use the break opcode:

  • ILGenerator.Emit(OpCode)

Applies to