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vbhimal

Can I see line by line execution using debugging feature in AutoIT !!

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Melba23

vbhimal,

No, there is no built-in step-by-step debugger. There is a graphical debugger in the Examples forum but I have never used it (nor found the need). :oops:

I debug using a combination of the following:

- ConsoleWrite (which does not pause the script)

- _ArrayDisplay and MsgBox (which do pause it)

- #AutoIt3Wrapper_Run_Debug_Mode (which actually shows the lines being run in the SciTE console) - for this you need the full SciTE4AutoIt3 download. You can turn this on and off so you only get the lines of interest shown. :bye:

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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DelStone

I have tried the debugger and 'found it v v slow - to the point of not being usable. My program took around 5 minutes to load and get to the first gui - whereas it usually takes around 5 seconds :oops:

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BrewManNH

It's a debugger, speed isn't an issue when you're trying to find an error, you want accurate information. Most people would use it in single step mode, which is even slower because you have to manually step through the script.


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I hereby grant any person the right to use any code I post, that I am the original author of, on the autoitscript.com forums, unless I've specifically stated otherwise in the code or the thread post. If you do use my code all I ask, as a courtesy, is to make note of where you got it from.

Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

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DelStone

Speed is a problem when the program becomes v big and it takes so long to go through, especially when you have to make multiple edits/tests - I now just go with consolewrite/arraydisplay/msgbox - find it much faster and get's the job done.

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BrewManNH

I tend to use the same method myself, consolewrites/array display/msgboxes etc., but with the debugger you'd only have to insert breakpoints into where you want to do the single stepping through. You let it run by itself until you get to the part that is giving you problems, insert a breakpoint and single step from there until you find the problem.

But, like I said, I haven't had the need to use it much lately, but sometimes when you just can't figure out where the problem is, single stepping is really invaluable to figuring it out. At that point, I've probably spent several hours trying to track down an elusive problem so 5-10 minutes more isn't going to be much of a burden. YMMV


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
Give a programmer the correct code and he can do his work for a day. Teach a programmer to debug and he can do his work for a lifetime - by Chirag Gude
How to ask questions the smart way!

I hereby grant any person the right to use any code I post, that I am the original author of, on the autoitscript.com forums, unless I've specifically stated otherwise in the code or the thread post. If you do use my code all I ask, as a courtesy, is to make note of where you got it from.

Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

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