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Use this page to manage the way data is displayed in the debugger.

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Common debugger settings

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 WebStorm 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 Inline Debugging feature that allows viewing the values of variables right next to their usage in the editor.
Show value tooltipSelect this option to enable automatic display of tooltips for values.

A tooltip in this context is a pop-up that provides an alternative, sometimes a more convenient presentation of values in the Variables pane of the Debug tool window.

If this option is disabled, press Alt to display a value.

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.
Show value tooltip on code selectionSelect this option to enable tooltips that show the expression value when you select a code fragment in the editor.

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Last modified: 1 December 2016