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Variable Explorer

Jan 5, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Hi there,

pretty cool project! Just wondering if there is a way of viewing and/or editing variables (arrays) like in e.g. Spyder's "variable explorer"?

Thanks a lot

Jan 5, 2012 at 11:06 PM

You can use the immediate window to evaluate arbitrary statements including assignments.  The one thing to watch out for is modifying locals - that doesn't always work, and whether or not it will work depends upon the underlying Python implementation.

If the variable explorer has some significant functionality above and beyond the locals/watch windows feel free to open a feature request.  We could also possibly enhance the locals/watch windows by providing various windows which let you drill into the objects (the .NET debugger in VS already does this, we'd just need to do it w/ the Python debugger and identify data types which should have special views).