[solved] Watch Windows?

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Greetings -

 

I am trying to debug and validate a moderately complex program using AS7/avr-gcc Mega328P. It would benefit from more than one Watch Window. The Help appears to say that Watch1 through Watch4 are available but I only have a tab for Watch1. 

 

I  (think that I) have been through all the menus, all the tool bar actions, and the Help, without finding anything about adding a Watch Window.

 

Can someone give me a hint or two about where the Magic Sauce might be found?

 

Thanks

Jim

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Jim Wagner Oregon Research Electronics, Consulting Div. Tangent, OR, USA http://www.orelectronics.net

Last Edited: Thu. May 18, 2017 - 03:49 PM
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Atmel Studio

Predefined Keyboard Shortcuts

http://www.atmel.com/webdoc/GUID-ECD8A826-B1DA-44FC-BE0B-5A53418A47BD/index.html?GUID-1B245E03-0C97-41E7-8790-43CBA121E4F5

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Debug.Watch2

Displays the Watch2 window to view the values of selected variables or watch expressions.

CTRL+ALT+W, 2

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found via a search on Watch2.

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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I was searching for Add Watch. Not so helpful! Seems odd to have features that can only be accessed via shortcut! I was quite sure that some previous version had an "Add Watch" menu  item hidden somewhere.

 

Thanks

Jim

Jim Wagner Oregon Research Electronics, Consulting Div. Tangent, OR, USA http://www.orelectronics.net

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Does this help?

 

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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Thanks, John -

 

I swear that I looked there! Or maybe not? That does not bode well in the (human) memory department!  Ahh, I looked in the Windows menu, not the Windows item in the Debug menu. Mea Culpa!

 

Jim

Jim Wagner Oregon Research Electronics, Consulting Div. Tangent, OR, USA http://www.orelectronics.net

Last Edited: Thu. May 18, 2017 - 03:49 PM
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Another cool thing is to use the Quick Launch. If there's a view or menu or something you cant find, just search for it there:

:: Morten

 

(yes, I work for Atmel, yes, I do this in my spare time, now stop sending PMs)

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Thanks Morten -

 

Problem WAS: I was "stuck" on phrase "Add Watch" or "AddWatch", thinking that I had seen that phrase somewhere in AS before. I do that too often and it does not help.

 

Jim

Jim Wagner Oregon Research Electronics, Consulting Div. Tangent, OR, USA http://www.orelectronics.net

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No wonder they had to include a search engine because I've always thought it odd that there would be three "Windows" menus in Visual Studio (View, Debug-Windows, Windows). You just know the thing you are looking for is going to be on some other one!

 

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I found out (after that exercise) that there are 4 watch windows in AS4 too but never paid any attention to that, the difference seems to be that you get all 4 or nothing with AS4.

 

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly