Bug 29251 - Implement distinguishing of un/conditional breakpoints in the Breakpoints sidebar pane
Summary: Implement distinguishing of un/conditional breakpoints in the Breakpoints sid...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Web Inspector (show other bugs)
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)
Hardware: All All
: P2 Normal
Assignee: Nobody
Keywords: InRadar
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Reported: 2009-09-14 12:07 PDT by Alexander Pavlov (apavlov)
Modified: 2017-02-13 13:30 PST (History)
6 users (show)

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Description Alexander Pavlov (apavlov) 2009-09-14 12:07:26 PDT
Currently there is no way to tell if a breakpoint in the sidebar has a condition associated with it.

The original conditional breakpoints UI issue is https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=28908
Comment 1 Radar WebKit Bug Importer 2014-01-12 16:13:54 PST
Comment 2 Brian Burg 2014-11-28 19:48:30 PST
There is *sort of* a visual difference now when a breakpoint has any actions, but not for a conditional breakpoint. This would be an easy fix-Tim, any ideas for the icon?
Comment 3 Brian Burg 2017-02-13 12:14:04 PST
Maybe we can add a ? on top of the wedge.
Comment 4 Matt Baker 2017-02-13 13:15:58 PST
We don't style breakpoints with actions differently from default breakpoints, unless they are set to auto-continue (which breakpoints having actions typically are).

What Other Do:
- Chrome: conditional breakpoints are orange/yellow
- Edge: overlays a "+" icon in the breakpoint
- FireFox: look identical to regular breakpoints

Fun Fact:
Edge breakpoints are styled after Visual Studio, which also styles auto-continue breakpoints as a diamond rather than a circle.
Comment 5 Matt Baker 2017-02-13 13:30:51 PST
Three methods of distinguishing breakpoints come to mind:

1. Shape
2. Color
3. Decorations

We only use method 2: unresolved breakpoints are gray, and disabled breakpoints are slightly transparent. There are accessibility concerns with method 2, but for non-critical UI hints color is a simple solution.

Method 3 is interesting, and doesn't suffer from the same issues as method 2. However, since our breakpoints overlap the line number some accommodations would need to be made for large files.