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Bug 217909 - Use "Expression evaluation" window for all debuggers.
Summary: Use "Expression evaluation" window for all debuggers.
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: debugger
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Code (show other bugs)
Version: 7.2
Hardware: PC Windows 7
: P3 normal (vote)
Assignee: Martin Entlicher
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-09-05 16:25 UTC by scientific
Modified: 2012-09-07 17:55 UTC (History)
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Disabled Expression Evaluation menu item (203.67 KB, image/png)
2012-09-05 16:25 UTC, scientific

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Description scientific 2012-09-05 16:25:39 UTC
Created attachment 123962 [details]
Disabled Expression Evaluation menu item

Product Version: NetBeans IDE 7.2 (Build 201207171143)
Java: 1.6.0_34; Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM 20.9-b04
System: Windows 7 version 6.1 running on amd64; Cp1252; en_US (nb)
User directory: \\\home\walla\Application Data\NetBeans\7.2
Cache directory: C:\Users\walla\AppData\Local\NetBeans\Cache\7.2

The menu item of "Expression evaluation" under the menu Window - Debugging is always disabled although I stopped at a breakpoint and NetBeans waits for further user commands. In the "Debugging" window the current method is marked in bold text and the thread is displayed in the tree header. NetBeans therefore stops at the breakpoint but I am unable to evaluated any expressions by hand. The programming language of the application is Java.
Comment 1 Martin Entlicher 2012-09-07 15:01:34 UTC
This is an evaluation window from C/C++ debugger. This is why it's disabled.
Please use Debug -> Evaluate Expression... instead.

This needs to be made more UI consistent I guess. Therefore I'm leaving this opened as an UI issue.
Comment 2 scientific 2012-09-07 17:55:51 UTC
Thanks Martin!