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Working with the locals window to help you debug and explore the object model.
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Using the Locals window
Using the Locals window as a debugging tool.
When to use
To gather information about what is contained in a variable.
Open the Locals Window
- Go to View on the main toolbar and select Locals Window from the drop-down menu.
- The window will be empty when first opened. (It is only populated when there is code running.)
Using the Locals Window
- The Locals window displays information about the variables in the code currently being run.
- The information in the Locals window is live, so it will update as you step through your code.
- You can change the value of a variable right in the Locals window.
Hints & tips
- You can drag and dock the Locals window in a different area of the editor if you don’t like the default location.
- Using the Locals window is a good way to discover some of the objects, properties, and methods that you can access.
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