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I have never used an IDE for debugging, in particular, following a variable through the code. Currently, I am using WSAD and need to know how to do this. Can anyone help or point me in the right direction?

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Go to Debug Perspective, there is a view Variables, or just right click on variable and choose Watch.
 
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Thanks for updating your display name.

In addition to watching variables, you can set breakpoints. Once you are at a breakpoint, you can step into (drill down into a method), step over (go to the next statement), run to return (the end of the method) or run to the next breakpoint.
 
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Thank you for the information.
 
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Hi! Actually, can you be a little more specific on the "watch variable" suggestion you gave me. I can't seem to find it.

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This article includes screenshots of many Eclipse debugging features.

For "watch", you first need to set a breakpoint. Then you can right click the variable to "watch" it as it changes values.

I vaguely remember that you can set a breakpoint on when a variable changes. I'm not positive if this was Eclipse or another tool though. Maybe someone could confirm?
 
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Thanks for the help and the link.
 
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Hi,

In my eclipse window, under Run, the options for watch, inspect, display, execute, etc are disabled
I am able to set the breakpoint, and when I run the code it stops there, but beyond that I am not able to do anything.
Can someone pls help...
 
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