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Bug 196022 - Debugging: Automatically showing (dynamic) variables / watches
Summary: Debugging: Automatically showing (dynamic) variables / watches
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: debugger
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Java (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: All All
: P3 normal with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: Martin Entlicher
: 232481 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-02-25 18:13 UTC by pekarna
Modified: 2013-07-10 05:11 UTC (History)
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Description pekarna 2011-02-25 18:13:33 UTC
I remember Visual Studio had a very cool feature -
as I was stepping through the code, the Variables view was dynamically sorting the variables at the top to be those which are going to change in the next step.

It went further - not only it shown variables, but also expressions.
So if there was
  char* foo[] = ...;
  i = 5;
  foo[i++] = "Hi there";

then the Variables view would show
  foo[i]     null
  i          5
and after stepping over
  foo[i]     "Hi there"
  i          6

That is what I miss most in NetBeans' debugging. It would save plenty of time spent clicking through huge maps, lists, or complex classes.

Thanks for considering,
Comment 1 pekarna 2013-07-10 05:09:58 UTC
*** Bug 232481 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***