DMCI Runtime Watch

To use the Data Monitor & Control Interface (DMCI) Runtime Watch follow these steps:


Ensure DMCI Plugin is Installed


Select the Real-ICE™ as the Hardware Tool for the Project
Open the Project Properties window for the application being debugged. Select the MPLAB® REAL-ICE™ as the hardware tool (Runtime Watch will only work with a Real-ICE debug tool).


Start the Debug Session
Start the debug session by clicking on the Debug Icon Main_Debug_Project.png. This will cause the project to build, allowing the DMCI plugin to identify all the application variables.


Pause the Debug Session
Pause the debug session with either a break point LineBreakpoint.png, halt-on-main, or a manual pause. Debug_Pause.png


Open the DMCI Window
From the main IDE menu select Tools ► Embedded ►DMCI ► DMCI Window



Select the Variables to Watch

  • Select the Dynamic Data View window
  • Right-click on an unused graph
  • Select "Configure Data Source" from the pull down menu
  • Select the global variable to watch
  • Check "Runtime Update"
  • Adjust the refresh rate (optional)
  • Select "OK"


Enable "Automatic Events"

  • Select the "Automated Event Settings" icon from the DMCI Window
  • Check "Enable Operation" then "OK"


Continue the Simulation Session
Click on the Run Icon Debug_Continue.png to continue the simulation and watch the value of the variable update in the graph as the application runs.

Video Example

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