||Choose this command to create a new watch. A text field opens, where you can enter new watch expression.|
||Choose this command to delete the currently selected watch expression from the list.|
||Choose this command to change the selected watch expression.|
|Remove All Watches||Choose this command to delete all watch expressions from the list.|
|Inspect||Available for fields, local variables and reference expressions. Choose this command to open the
Inspect window for the node, which allows you to perform the same operations
as those available in the stack frame, with the only difference that the root node is the one you
You can recursively call the new Inspect windows from within each other. Each window is not modal
and immediately reflects all changes in its subtree.
||Choose this command to add a label to an object.|
|Set Value||This command is available on the context menu of a field or local variables, added to a watch and being currently in scope.
Choose this command to assign the desired value to such variable.|
|Jump to Source||
||This command opens the source code of the selected variable or field in the editor and places the caret on a proper line.|
|Jump to Object Source||
||This command opens the source code of the type of selected variable or field in the editor.|
|View as||Use this command to select the layout of the values. For the numeric values, you can toggle between
the decimal and hexadecimal formats. The objects are usually represented by their class name and
instance identifier, but you can optionally show them in string format.
Available for items where different layout is possible. With this layout
IntelliJ IDEA looks through all available renderers searching for the first suitable layout for the
current item. If none is found, the default layout is applied.
- Hex: This layout is available for numeric variables. If checked, the variable
is shown in hexadecimal format.
- Primitive: This layout is available for primitive type variables.
It shows the value appropriate for the primitive type.
- toString(): This layout is available for all reference types where
toString() is overridden except for arrays, and shows the node's toString()
value in the tree.
- Array: Available for arrays.
- Object: Default layout. Available for all non-primitive type nodes.
- Map: Show as a map.
- Collection: Show as a collection.
- User-defined renderer: Available for renderers created by the user in
the Debugger | Type Renderers or in the Customize Data Views dialogs.
The corresponding renderer name is shown in the menu.
Ctrl+C; Ctrl+InsertCtrl+C; Ctrl+Insert
||Copies the selected node value to the clipboard.|
|Copy Name||Copies the selected node name to the clipboard.|