PyCharm Edu 2017.3 Help

Debugger

File | Settings | Build, Execution, Deployment | Debugger for Windows and Linux
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Use this page to configure behavior of the Debugger and customize its view.

Common options

ItemDescription
Focus application on breakpoint If this checkbox is selected, on hitting a breakpoint, PyCharm Edu will show the location of this breakpoint in the editor and will attempt to bring its frame to the front.
Show debug window on breakpointIs this checkbox is selected, PyCharm Edu activates the Debug Tool Window on hitting a breakpoint.
Hide debug window on process termination Automatically hide the Debug window when the debugged program terminates.
Scroll execution point to centerIf this checkbox is selected, the line with the current execution point will be kept in the middle of the screen.

Data Views

ItemDescription
Sort values alphabeticallySelect this option to sort the values in the Variables pane of the Debug Tool Window.
Enable auto expressions in Variables view

Select this option if you want the PyCharm Edu debugger to automatically evaluate expressions and show the corresponding values in the Variables pane of the Debug Tool Window.

The debugger analyzes the context near the breakpoint (the current statement, one statement before, and one after). It does so to find various expressions in the source code (if available) such as, for example, myvar.myfield.

If such expressions don't contain explicit method invocations, the debugger evaluates them and shows the corresponding values in the Variables view.

Editor

ItemDescription
Show values inlineSelect this option to enable the feature that allows viewing the values of variables right next to their usage in the editor.
Value tooltips delay (ms) Specify the delay (in milliseconds) between the moment when the mouse pointer hovers over an object in the Variables pane of the Debug Tool Window, and the moment when a tooltip with the object's value is displayed.
Last modified: 14 December 2017