3.1.4. Pane controls

Each configurable pane in the Code window, shown in Figure 3.1, includes a title bar and pane controls. In the side pane, the pane title bar is displayed horizontally at the top of the pane. In the middle and bottom panes, the title bar is displayed vertically at the left side of the pane.

When you float a pane, the title bar is displayed horizontally at the top of the window, and the title of the window is shown. Docked panes do not show the pane title, but see the description of the gripper bar in this section.

A pane contains the controls:

Pane Control

Click this button to display the Pane Control menu where you can change the debug view in the pane and rename the pane.

The top of the menu shows a list of any panes that you have previously viewed and hidden. You can select one of these panes, or select a pane from the New Pane submenu.

Visual controls

The visual controls are at the bottom of the Pane Control menu. Use these to:

  • float the pane if it is docked

  • dock the pane if it is floating

  • hide the pane (see Hidden panes).

See Floating, docking, and resizing windows and panes for more details.

Pane menu

Click this button to display the Pane menu.

Use this to:

  • change the display format

  • change how pane contents are updated

  • extract data from the pane.

The options available from this menu depend on the pane.

Resize control

Move the mouse to the edge of the pane to resize. When the resize cursor is displayed, click and drag the edge to resize.

Gripper bar

Move the mouse to the edge of the pane containing the gripper bar. In the side pane, the gripper bar is displayed horizontally at the top of the pane. In the middle and bottom panes, the gripper bar is displayed vertically at the left side of the pane.

When the gripper bar cursor is displayed, click and drag the pane to the new position. To float the pane, move the pane outside the RealView Debugger desktop.

If you hover the cursor over the gripper bar, the pane title is displayed as a tooltip. This is not affected by the state of the Edit → Advanced → Tooltip Evaluation option.

Hidden panes

A pane is classed as hidden if you change an existing pane to another type of pane, or you choose to hide it with the Hide option on this menu. The hidden state of a pane persists between RealView Debugger sessions.

To remove the hidden status of a pane:

  1. Right-click on the toolbar of a pane that is currently displayed.

    The context menu shows visible panes as checked, and hidden panes as unchecked.

  2. Select the required hidden pane:

    • if the current pane is docked, then the hidden pane is displayed docked, and to the left of the current pane.

    • if the current pane is floating, then the hidden pane is displayed floating, and overlays the current pane.

  3. Click the x button on the pane toolbar to close the pane. That pane is no longer hidden, and so does not appear on any of the pane menus.

Hiding and restoring the Output pane

Only one instance of the Output pane can exist for a Code window. You can hide the Output pane by selecting Hide from the Pane Control menu. Also, if you click on the x button of the Output pane, the Output pane is hidden and not closed.

To make a hidden Output pane visible, either:

  • perform steps 1 and 2 of the procedure described in Hidden panes

  • select View → Output from the Code window main menu.

    Note

    The focus is on the tab that was visible at the time Output pane was closed. If the Output pane is open, this option has no effect.

If the Output pane is hidden during program execution, then it is made visible if your program requests user input. The pane is displayed in the same state (floating or docked) as when it was hidden.

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