In the Watches pane you can evaluate any number of variables or expressions in the context of the current stack frame. The values are updated with each step through the application, and become visible every time the application is suspended.
The Watches pane shows multiple expressions that persist from one debug session to another, until you remove them.
Watch expressions are always evaluated in the context of a stack frame that is currently inspected in the Frames pane. If an expression cannot be evaluated, it is displayed with a question mark.
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|Alt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+Insert or Ctrl+NAlt+InsertCommand N or Control EnterCommand N or Control EnterCommand N or Control Enter||Click this button to create a new watch.|
|Alt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteCommand DeleteCommand DeleteCommand Delete||Click this button to remove the selected watch from the list.|
Context menu options
|New Watch||InsertInsertInsertInsertInsertInsertInsertInsertShift BackspaceShift BackspaceShift Backspace||Choose this command to create a new watch. A text field opens, where you can enter new watch expression.|
|Remove Watch||DeleteDeleteDeleteDeleteDelete or Ctrl+DDeleteDeleteDeleteDelete, Backspace or Command BackspaceDelete, Backspace or Command BackspaceDelete, Backspace or Command Backspace||Choose this command to delete the currently selected watch expression from the list.|
|Edit||F2F2F2F2F2 or Ctrl+X, Back QuoteF2F2 or Ctrl+PeriodF2F2F2Command Period||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 have selected. 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.|
|Jump to Source||F4F4F4F4F4F4F4F12 or Ctrl+Shift+ECommand Down or F4Command Down or F4F3||This command opens the source code of the selected variable or field in the editor and places the caret on a proper line.|
|Copy Value||Ctrl+C or Ctrl+InsertCtrl+C or Ctrl+InsertCtrl+C or Ctrl+InsertCtrl+C or Ctrl+InsertCtrl+Insert, Alt+C or Escape, WCtrl+C or Ctrl+InsertCtrl+C or Ctrl+InsertCtrl+C or Ctrl+InsertCommand C or Command InsertCommand C or Command InsertCommand C or Command Insert||Copies the selected node value to the clipboard.|
|Copy Name||Copies the selected node name to the clipboard.|