[wingide-users] Fw: Stack data view and watch view don't sisplay more than 72 characters of string variables

Tom Stambaugh tms at stambaugh-inc.com
Mon Aug 15 11:30:39 EDT 2005


It seems like two options are to:

1. Allow the fields in question to scroll, or
2. Allow the truncated value to be opened (double-click or menu pick) into 
the full string.

The second allows the string value to naturally edited, which is often 
desired.

> On Sat, 13 Aug 2005, Gigi wrote:
>> The value of string variables in the stack data view and watch view is
>> truncated after 72 characters. Actually 76 characters are displayed
>> because the first character is a quote and it ends with 3 dot
>> characters. I guess it is to make the stack data view snappy and
>> responsive and that's fine, but there should be a way to expand the
>> value if the user really wants to . Is there a way to view long
>> strings? I can write my own function to travers the locals()
>> dictionary in the debug probe and use it instead of the stack data
>> view, but I hope for a better way.
>
> Unfortunately, there isn't a better way -- this is something that came
> out of the implementation between 1.1 and 2.0 because of a major
> redesign of the debugger but we still need to re-add a good way to
> deal with long strings that are not easily accessible from the debug
> probe.  I've increased the priority on this task.





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