Action Script: Inspecting XML when Debugging

Hello,

in our Flex application we use XML quite often. However IDEA cannot inspect XML properly. While you can expand the nodes, no tag names, attributes or values are shown - just some random IDs.

ideaXmlDebugging.png
I have tried this with IDEA 8.1.3 as well as with the current Maia EAP drop (#10781).

Does anybody have an tip, how to debug XML? Currently we are modifing the source and convert the XML to a string manually, but that's dangerous.

Are there any plans to improve the ability to inspect XML?

Best regards,
Carsten

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There is a request for enhancing the debugger to show XML literals (IDEA
already shows it when working with Flex 4 SDK)

Carsten Schlipf wrote:

Hello,

in our Flex application we use XML quite often. However IDEA cannot inspect XML properly. While you can expand the nodes, no tag names, attributes or values are shown - just some random IDs.

Image:ideaXmlDebugging.png
I have tried this with IDEA 8.1.3 as well as with the current Maia EAP drop (#10781).

Does anybody have an tip, how to debug XML? Currently we are modifing the source and convert the XML to a string manually, but that's dangerous.

Are there any plans to improve the ability to inspect XML?

Best regards,
Carsten

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   Maxim Mossienko
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Hi Maxim,

I am glad to hear that. Is there already a timeframe for adding this support.

Best regards,
Carsten


(P.S.: This would give us developers a valid reason to upgrade to IDEA 9, but don't tell anybody )

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