Debugger Windows

The Microsoft Dynamics AX Debugger is made up of the following windows.



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 it is being debugged. 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, Watch, and Breakpoints windows each have a Name column or Path 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 or Path 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 the debugger is opened.

Deleting entries from the Watch and Breakpoints windows does not affect the current sort. When a new watch is added, it is added to the bottom of the window. The Name column has been re-sorted before the new watch appears in the correct place in the list. In the Breakpoints window, breakpoints are added in the correct position in the current sorted order.

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