[wingide-users] Custom debug data display

Pete pfein at pobox.com
Mon Aug 25 10:45:26 MDT 2008

On Aug 25, 2008, at 10:32 AM, Wingware Support wrote:

> David K. Hess wrote:
>> I'm investigating Wing to see what it would take to add custom data  
>> viewers/editors to the Stack Data display. For instance, if I have  
>> a class that represents a gradient, I would like to extend Wing to  
>> provide the ability to popup a GUI gradient viewer and perhaps  
>> editor. This GUI would display the gradient settings (most  
>> important) and save them back to the program being debugged if they  
>> have been changed (less important).
>> Does this capability exist or does anybody have a recipe for how  
>> best to accomplish this?
> There isn't an easy way to do this currently.  We've thought about  
> adding a plugin interface to do this in the future and you might be  
> able to do this now by directly modifying Wing's source.  Note that  
> in either case, you'd probably need to use a gtk widget to display  
> the detail.


I can think of several interesting things to do with this facility -  
app/class specific data GUI inspectors, perhaps. Modifying back from  
such a GUI widget is analogous to editing in the debug shell.

Lots of ways to make things explode though . ;-)

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