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I am unable to see the values of strings and other variables when debugging Java in Eclipse.

How can I view the values of strings and other variables in my Java program?

I'm using Eclipse's debugger. My watchpoints are blank; no variable values are visible, but i'd expect them to be.

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closed as too localized by Tom Wijsman, Synetech, Nifle, Sathya Mar 27 '12 at 4:45

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Welcome to Super User! You might want to add a little more information to your question. Preferably a screenshot of what you're seeing and what you're expecting instead. (New users can't post images, just drop me the link!) –  slhck Mar 1 '12 at 22:07
Why on earth 2 downvotes, the question is pretty clear by the way. A link to a screenshot may still help. Perhaps you should try stackoverflow / this question should be migrated there since Eclipse is a programming IDE. Have you put breakpoints in? –  barlop Mar 1 '12 at 22:32
also, does this help answer it? stackoverflow.com/questions/7378993/… –  barlop Mar 1 '12 at 22:34
Thanks, it helped. I think adding a breakpoint got it to show values. –  make Mar 1 '12 at 22:37
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Adding a breakpoint allows you to see the values in the watchpoints.

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Since the OP hadn't posted the answer and they like answers to be posted, i've post it, and the answer is within my comment as you saw..(Adding a breakpoint allows you to see the values in the watchpoints). Your question was very clear, I understood it. –  barlop Mar 6 '12 at 0:16
Generally though for programming questions, stackoverflow is the place.. sometimes you can try them on here when there's an overlap, as perhaps here, but you get a large proportion of lower calibre responses/comments. Sometimes people will say "your question isn't clear", (in this case you were clear), and if you had asked in stackoverflow, they'd have understood it. –  barlop Mar 6 '12 at 0:17
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