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Author Topic: Debugger variable inspector font too big  (Read 918 times)

abarchman

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Debugger variable inspector font too big
« on: March 20, 2017, 06:27:48 am »
When stepping though a program and using the cursor to view the value of a variable, it works just fine except when an object is viewed.  For example when hovering over a TListView object, the values of the properties show up (yellow popup) and run off the bottom of the screen.  If I want to scroll down to the "Width" or "Tag" values, moving the cursor to the scrollbar that is present, the whole inspector disappears.  I want to see more info on the screen at once. 

The font used is way too big for my taste.  How can I shrink the font and use the scrollbars properly?

I am using Windows 7.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2017, 06:32:22 am by abarchman »

Martin_fr

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Re: Debugger variable inspector font too big
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 10:49:49 pm »
I dont know of any setting to change the font for the Hint. (codetool/debugger hint).

On my version of windows, I can scroll it. I can enter the hint window with the mouse, scroll, select and copy to clipboard....

Please note: the hint closes, if
- the mouse leaves the window (once the mouse was over the window
- if the mouse move away from the window.
  so when the hint opens, you must move the mouse in a straight line towards the window, or it will close.
  It allows for a tiny amount of jitter. not sure how much that is on high resolution.

I dont know if that ability to enter the hint with the mouse is broken on newer versions of windows....

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In any case, you can use the watch (it has a hidden panel for large content, such as structures, check the toolbar)  and inspect window to see the info you are looking for.

http://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/IDE_Window:_Watch_list  (outdate / the hidden panel button is missing, it should be next to the propertiens)
http://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/IDE_Window:_Variable_Inspector
http://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/IDE_Window:_Evaluate/Modify

Martin_fr

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Re: Debugger variable inspector font too big
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2017, 11:41:35 pm »
On my version of windows, I can scroll it. I can enter the hint window with the mouse, scroll, select and copy to clipboard....

There may have been an issue in some releases http://mantis.freepascal.org/view.php?id=0030077

 

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