Set watch expressions¶
The screenshot below shows the Watch expressions panel with a number of expressions already defined. Each line shows the expression and its value at the current step,separated by a colon. Expressions that evaluate to an object can be expanded using the caret symbol to the left.
To add a watch expression click the + button in the top right corner of the panel. Then type the expression into the text entry field that appears at the bottom of the panel, and press Enter to save it. The expression will be evaluated when you save, when you step through the code, or when you select the Refresh icon (next to +).
You can enter any valid expression into the watch, and even declare new “watch” variables and reuse them. For example,
mywatchvar1 = 3 and
mywatchvar2 = mywatchvar1 + 2 will evaluate
mywatchvar2 as 5. You can also declare an expression that modifies a variable value in the code, and this will be re-evaluated whenever you step through the code or refresh the watch expression.
Important: Changing values in the code using a watch expression may affect normal code execution.
To remove a watch expression, select the X button that appears when you hover over a line.