Runtime Watches and the Watches Window

A runtime watch provides updating of a variable in the following windows during program execution instead of on halt:

  • Watches: Window > Debugging menu
  • Memory: Window > PIC Memory Views menu

To set up runtime watches:

  1. Build the project (In the Projects window, right-click on the project name and select Build). The project must be built to see the available symbols.
  2. Select Window > Debugging > Watches to open the Watches window.
  3. Right-click in the window and select New Runtime Watch. Select the symbol or SFR you wish to watch in the New Run Time Watch window. Click OK.
  4. Begin a debug session (Debug > Debug Project). Watch variable values change in the Watches window.
  5. To see the watched variable change in a Memory window, Pause (halt) and open a Memory window containing the watched variable. Continue the program and watch the values change in this window.

Figure: Runtime Watch

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