Debugger Windows [AX 2012]

Updated: February 7, 2011

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

The following table describes the windows that make up the Microsoft Dynamics AX debugger:



Variables Window

Explains how to use the Variables window.

Watch Window

Explains how to use the Watch window.

Output Window

Explains how to use the Output window.

Call Stack Window

Explains how to use the Call Stack window.

Breakpoints Window

Explains how to use the Breakpoints window.

These windows display detailed information about the current state of the executing code while you are debugging. You can move, undock, resize, or hide these windows. The chosen window layout persists between sessions. It is also possible to print or copy text from any window.


To restore the debugger UI to the default window layout, press CTRL+ALT+D or click View > Restore Default Layout.

The Variables and Watch windows each have a Name column that can be sorted. The default sorting order for each column is ascending, and the sort uses the complete text of the column to determine the order. The current sort direction is denoted by a small arrow inside the Name column. Clicking the column header reverses the current sort direction.

Sorting works separately for each window, including views that are grouped together. For example, in the Watch window, you can sort the Watch 1 view separately from the Watch 3 view. The current sorting does not persist across debugger instances. When the debugger is in break mode, the sorting state of each window is maintained. If you close the debugger, all sorting reverts to the default sorting the next time that the debugger is opened.

Deleting entries from the Watch window does not affect the current sort. When a new watch is added, it is added in ascending order regardless of the current sort order. The Name column has been re-sorted before the new watch appears in the correct position in the list.

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