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I just now figured out how to use the Variable Values Debugger window in the Script Editor. It's possible to settup a filter to show only the variables you're interested in, then you can set Break Points in the lines of code and "spy on" the variable values as you step through the code-- VERY COOL! :P:lol:

 

I'm not sure I understand the Filter syntax though....

(Possibly because I've opened a v3 file in MEpro) I have a bunch of unused variables: C[1] ... C[99], T[1] ... etc, etc.

I see that I can set it to show ONLY the variables that contain info by setting "Row is greater than 0." Logically, it seems like setting "Row is not blank" should work the same way, but it doesn't seem to... Perhaps there is another way this "is not blank" option is supposed to work(?) Thoughts? :blink: Either way it's pretty cool.

 

Tip: Once you've started setting up the filter, click [Customize] in the lower-right of the Variable Values Debugger window and it shows a pretty cool Tree-View of the filter.... :lol: -steve

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I just now figured out how to use the Variable Values Debugger window in the Script Editor. It's possible to settup a filter to show only the variables you're interested in, then you can set Break Points in the lines of code and "spy on" the variable values as you step through the code-- VERY COOL! :P:lol:

 

I'm not sure I understand the Filter syntax though....

(Possibly because I've opened a v3 file in MEpro) I have a bunch of unused variables: C[1] ... C[99], T[1] ... etc, etc.

I see that I can set it to show ONLY the variables that contain info by setting "Row is greater than 0." Logically, it seems like setting "Row is not blank" should work the same way, but it doesn't seem to... Perhaps there is another way this "is not blank" option is supposed to work(?) Thoughts? :blink: Either way it's pretty cool.

 

Tip: Once you've started setting up the filter, click [Customize] in the lower-right of the Variable Values Debugger window and it shows a pretty cool Tree-View of the filter.... :lol: -steve

 

It took me ages before I eventually found how to access this Variable Values Debugger

 

IMO, another example of unsatisfactory updating of ME Pro's Help. If there is a window called Variable Values Debugger, or Variable Values (Debugger), then that string should give a hit when used in Help > Search. It doesn't. Nor (as per my previous post) does Debugger find it. Nor does it appear in the Index. Nor is there anything about this topic in the Variables entry of the Index. Nor under Debug a Macro, or Debug Functions, etc. Is it in Help at all, somewhere I've not found?

 

One of the impressive strengths of ME has been its Help. I'm disappointed that in ME Pro this quality seems to have dropped. The loss of the context help button in every dialog is a major downside and this failure to thoroughly re-index all the features of ME Pro is another.

 

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Terry, East Grinstead, UK

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