Better debug for scripts?

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pjj
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Better debug for scripts?

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Since I have your attention today 8) one more feature request.

I've been trying to concoct another script today, or rather an extension, and have a really hard time trying to figure things out. Sample code fro the help file seemed not to work, so I was fumbling in the dark. Sadly, the only debugging tool we have right now is ShowMessage(), which is rather limited. Would it be possible to have something like PHP's var_dump() function, spitting its output into Messages panel?

Herb are two links I found; perhaps they will be useful to you:
https://github.com/correaelias/TypeUtils
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/923 ... -in-delphi
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Rickard Johansson
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Re: Better debug for scripts?

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Added script function "MainApp.OutputDebugString(const text: string; value: Variant)" in next release.

"value" can be an integer, float, date, boolean or string. It's written to the message panel as text + ' ' + value.

Hope that helps a little :?

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pjj
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Re: Better debug for scripts?

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Cool! Thanks a lot! :-D

Will it work with objects, though, like e.g. TElMainMenu? E.g.

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ShowMessage(TElMenuItem.Items); 
brings up message "not enough parameters" and then I'm stuck, getting "index required", "undeclared identifier", "not enough parameters" or null response for various crazy combinations I tried out. Or a nice access violation :roll:
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