Tag Archives: Debugger

Referencing marked objects in expression evaluation

You already may be familiar with the Mark Object (F11) functionality available in IntelliJ IDEA‘s debugger. The feature allows tagging an arbitrary object with a colored text label. After an object is assigned a label, it becomes visible everywhere the … Continue reading

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Improved Flex Debugger

It’s not a secret that IntelliJ IDEA has a fully functional interactive debugger for Flex and AIR applications. Here’s a list of features added or improved in upcoming IntelliJ IDEA 9.0.3 release: XML and XMLList runtime value view Smart Step … Continue reading

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JavaScript debugger improvements

In the latest IDEA 9.0.2 EAP build the new ‘Scripts’ tab is available in JavaScript Debug tool window: It displays all scripts loaded by Firefox in a tree-like structure and allows to open a script in the editor to set … Continue reading

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Debugger Evaluate Expression Enhancements

Say, you hit a breakpoint in Java code: And you cleanly see that component is a label: You now want to investigate label internals via Evaluate Expression (Alt+F8), e.g. invoke its getText() method, but component declared type is Component and it … Continue reading

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Debugging JavaScript in Mozilla Firefox

IntelliJ IDEA 9M1 supports debugging of JavaScript code in Mozilla Firefox. Just create a JavaScript Debug configuration, select Firefox from the Browser list and click OK:IntelliJ IDEA automatically installs plugin for Mozilla Firefox and executes the configuration.Note that you need … Continue reading

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On-demand Tooltip for Values in Debugger

In Maia you can quickly look up a value in a debugger session by hovering your mouse over it (which is very handy for text values, for example): When you need to browse through a large tree of values, this … Continue reading

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