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Debug Tool Window. Frames

The Frames pane enables you to gain access to the list of threads of your application , export to a text file and customize thread presentation. For each thread, you can view the stack frame, examine frames, navigate between frames, and automatically jump to a frame's source code in the editor. You can select a thread via a the thread selector drop-down list on top of the pane. The status and type of a thread is indicated by a special icon and a textual note next to the thread's name.

To examine the values stored in a frame, use the Variables pane of the Debug tool window.

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Thread status

Thread status Description
RUNNING The thread is active and running.
WAIT The thread is waiting for a monitor.
UNKNOWN The status of the thread cannot be determined.

Threads icons

Icon Description
1_threadGroup.png A thread group, or a collection of related threads that can be managed as a unit.
1_threadGroupCurrent.png The current thread group.
1_threadRunning.png An active thread.
1_threadSuspended.png A suspended thread.
1_threadFrozen.png A frozen thread.
1_threadAtBreakpoint.png A thread at breakpoint.
1_threadCurrent.png The current thread at breakpoint.

Context menu options

Item Description
Interrupt Use this command to interrupt the active thread.
Drop Frame Use this command to drop the selected frame, i.e. go back in time while debugging.
Add Stepping Filter Use this command to add a stepping filter in the dialog that opens.
exportToTextFile Export Threads Use this item to open the Export Threads dialog box that allows you to export a thread to the specified text file.
Customize Threads View Use this item to manage contents of the Frames tab. For example, you can opt to show thread groups, line numbers etc.

Toolbar

Item Shortcut and Tooltip Description
arrowUp.png arrowDown.png Previous Frame/Next Frame Ctrl+Alt+Up/
Ctrl+Alt+Down
Use the arrow buttons to navigate through the frame stack.
commonfilter Hide Frames from Libraries Click this button to hide frames from libraries. If this button is released, all frames are displayed.

See Also

Last modified: 24 March 2015
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