2 Features From Eclipse To Include

I noticed a couple of features in eclipse that I didn't see in DIANA 8792

1) When you are debugging in eclipse and you have the variables view open, as you step through the code and variable values change, the changed values are highlighted.
2) If you are stepping through the code and you want to see the effect of changing a variable value, you can change it dynamically in the variables view, letting you continue to debug without restarting

Any chance of getting these into the DIANA release at some point?

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2) has been implemented in IDEA for as long as I use it (IDEA 3.x).
Just use the context menu on the variable (IIRC there's also a shortcut for it, that you'll see advertised in the context menu).

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Hmmm, wonder how I missed that?!

Still, the highlighting of variables that have changes is a nice feature.

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I've only been using IDEA since version 6 (and now 7), but (1) is implemented, too, at least in version 7.


Randall Schulz

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Hmm can't see that one either.
Is there a setting to configure it?

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The closest option I can see is (Settings -> Debugger -> General) "Autoscroll to new local variables".

What I see is that on subsequent breakpoint stops within a given method that any local variable (or parameter) whose value has changed since the previous stop (or comes into scope for the first time) is displayed in blue instead of the usual black.


Randall Schulz

Edited by: Randall Schulz on Sep 19, 2008 7:10 AM

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It is not configurable.
During stepping, if the value was "A" before you pressed F8 and become "B" after the step completed, the value will be shown in blue
color.

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OK. I see it now.
Its just the font colour that changes to blue.
I was expecting highlighting similar to the blue that you get as you step through the code.
i.e. a whole row with a background of blue and the text as white.

Any chance of that?
And also making the colours configurable too? :)

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Hello opticyclic,

OK. I see it now.
Its just the font colour that changes to blue.
I was expecting highlighting similar to the blue that you get as you
step through the code.
i.e. a whole row with a background of blue and the text as white.
Any chance of that?
And also making the colours configurable too? :)


We do not plan to change the default highlighting, but if you want to make
it configurable, feel free to file a JIRA issue.

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