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Variables

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.

Toolbar

This toolbar appears only when the Watches pane is hidden so the configured watches are displayed in the Variables pane. Hiding/showing the Watches pane is controlled through the Watches toggle button:

  • When the button is pressed, which is its default status, the Watches pane is hidden and the toolbar is shown in the Variables pane. The focus is with the Debugger tab.

  • When the button is released, the toolbar moves to the Watches pane.

Item Shortcut Description
New Watch Button Insert Click this button to create a new watch.
Remove Watch button Delete Click this button to remove the selected watch from the list.
Move Watch Up button Move Watch Down button Alt+UpAlt+Down Use these buttons to change the order of watches.
Duplicate Watch button Ctrl+D Use this button to create a copy of the selected watch.
Show watches in Variables tab Show watches in Variables tab

Use this toggle button to have the Watches pane hidden or shown. By default, the button is pressed and displayed on the toolbar of the Variables pane. Consequently, the Watches pane is hidden and the watches are shown in the Variables pane.

  • To have the Watches pane displayed separately and view the configured watches in it, release the Show watches in Variables tab toggle button. The Watches pane appears with the Show watches in Variables tab toggle button on the toolbar.

  • To hide the Watches pane and view the watches in the Variables pane, press the Show watches in Variables tab toggle button on the toolbar of the Watches pane. The toggle button returns to the default location on the toolbar of the Variables pane.

Variable types

The icon on the left of each variable indicates its type:

  • array: array

  • primitive: primitive

  • value: object

Last modified: 27 November 2020