IDE Window: Evaluate/Modify

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Important

You must setup the debugger and start the project to debug it. Only then will this window be useful.

Evaluate/Modify

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Interface

Evaluate/Modify window can be displayed via Main Menu→Run→Evaluate/Modify...

It is not grayed only when the executed application is paused.

Evaluate
Evaluates the given expression
Modify
When the new values is set, it assigns the new value to the expression. The expression can only be a property or a variable. (Read notes on "New Value")
Watch
Add the expression to the watch list
Inspect
Show the variable inspector for the expression. The expression can only be a property or a variable.
Use Instance class type
Objects are normally shown according to the declaration of the watched expression. Evaluating "Sender: TObject" will only show you data, that is declared in TObject. However object variables can contain objects of inherited classes. Sender may be a TForm. Using this the debugger will find the actual class of the object and display all data.

Data

Expression
Enter the expression to be evaluated/modified/watched/inspected here
Result
The result of the evaluation. If the evaluation of the expression failed, an error message is shown.
New Value
The new value you want to use for a variable or property.

Important note on "New Value":

You should not attempt to modify "managed" types (strings, dynamic array). This will lead to memory corruption.
There is currently no safety check in place, so you must ensure this yourself.