variable monitor? Is there one?

Earthednet-wp prothero at
Wed Oct 16 01:34:17 EDT 2013

Thanks! I'll try it. But after some thought, I may be able to do it by stepping thru the code. But the variable watch feature is a useful one and I'll try it out.

William Prothero

On Oct 15, 2013, at 8:11 PM, "J. Landman Gay" <jacque at> wrote:

> On 10/15/13 6:48 PM, prothero at wrote:
>> I'm wondering if there is a way to monitor a variable while the code
>> is running. I have a cursor that won't stay set to my custom cursor,
>> and I can't find where it is getting unlocked. I'm using 6.1.2.
> Since the cursor isn't really a variable, I think your best option is to use Find and Replace (Edit menu) to look for all instances of "cursor" in all the scripts.
> It's possible to set a global variable watch, but I don't think it will work with built-in functions like the cursor unless you're setting the cursor to the value of a variable you've defined. Then you could watch that variable.
> If that's what you're doing, to automatically break into the script editor when a variable changes:
> Place the cursor in a line of script that contains the variable you want to watch.
> Go to the Breakpoint pane in the variable watcher.
> Right-click and choose "New Watch"
> The handler you're in should be selected in the Handler popdown; or you can choose a different one.
> Choose the variable you want to watch from the Variable popdown.
> Set a condition if you want, or leave it blank. Leaving it blank causes a break whenever the variable changes in any way. Adding a condition will break only if that condition is true.
> Click OK.
> Start browsing through the stack, doing actions that cause the watched variable to change. When it changes (or meets a condition you've set,) the script will break.
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