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Debug Tool Window. Variables

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Overview

The Variables pane enables you to examine the values stored in the objects of your application.

When a stack frame is selected in the Frames pane, the Variables pane displays all data within its scope (method parameters, local and instance variables). In this pane, you can set labels for objects, inspect objects, evaluate expressions, add variables to watches and more.

Item

Shortcut

Description

Inspect

N/A

This command is available for fields, local variables and reference expressions, and opens a non-modal Inspection window, where you can concentrate on a particular reference. You can open as many Inspection windows as required.

Set Value

F2

Use this command to change the runtime value of a field or a variable.

Copy Value

Ctrl+CUse this command to copy the value of the selected variable to the Clipboard. If multiple items are selected, not only variables' values, but also their structure is copied, so that when you copy-paste the selection to a text file, the indentation mimics the tree output of the debugger to produce an easy-to-read output.

Alternatively, hover your mouse cursor over a value and view its contents in the tooltip.

Copy JSON

This menu item is available only in the JavaScript context. Choose this command to copy the selected value in the JSON format.

Compare Value with Clipboard

N/A

Use this command to compare the selected value with the value currently in the Clipboard.

Copy Name

N/A

Use this command to copy the name of the selected variable to the Clipboard.

icons debugger evaluateExpression svgEvaluate Expression

Alt+F8

Use this command to evaluate the selected variable in the dialog that opens.

Show Referring Objects

N/A

Use this command to display a list of objects referring to the currently selected variable.

Jump to Source

F4

This command opens the source code of the selected variable or field in the editor and places the caret in the corresponding line.

Jump to Type Source

Shift+F4

Use this command to navigate to the definition of the class of the selected variable or field.

Variable types

The icon on the left of each variable indicates its type:
  • icons nodes static svg: static

  • icons nodes field svg: field

  • icons debugger db array: array

  • icons debugger db primitive: primitive

  • icons debugger db db object: object

  • icons nodes parameter svg: parameter

Last modified: 11 December 2018