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Debugger for IE

ravindra patil
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Joined: Sep 01, 2006
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is there any tool available to debug javascript/to see DOM layout on IE browsers like we have it for firebug for firfox . i know debuggbar but it is not usefull for popup dialogs ...

Paul Sturrock

Joined: Apr 14, 2004
Posts: 10336

Visual Studio offers a reasonable debugger for IE. Not as a good as Firebug, though (and obviously you'll need to buy a license).

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Christian Johansen
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Joined: Oct 03, 2010
Posts: 46
IE8 (and 9) have pretty good debug tools. There is also Firebug Lite, which is embeddable:

If you ask me, the best way to debug your application is to write unit tests for it ;)
Filipi Zimermann

Joined: Mar 26, 2008
Posts: 21
In IE8 and IE9, just hit F12. It opens the IE Developer Toolbar.
Not as good as firebug or the webkit inspector, but enough for debug tasks.

IE8 and IE9 have IE7 rendering engines embeded. You can choose how you want to render your page and make all the tests you need.
andrew ennamorato
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Joined: Oct 03, 2007
Posts: 100
You could also check out Stacktrace -

It'll work in almost any browser and lets you view a stacktrace based on an error (or anything else you specify). It's basically alert(debugMessage); on steroids, but it's a whole lot more useful.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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