VBA Tip: Monitoring Variable Changes

The Watch toggle button in the Debug toolbox opens or closes the Watch window. Individual variables and expressions can be watched for different conditions.

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To add a variable or expression to the watch list highlight the value in the code window. Right click on the mouse and select Add Watch from the pop-up menu.

The Add Watch dialog is displayed allowing for configuring the watch settings.

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The expression is added to the watch window and is updated in real time as your program executes in debug mode.

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Rod Wing

Rod Wing

Rod joined EnvisionCAD in March 2007 and has nearly three decades of experience working in the CADD industry. He led the IT evaluations of Bentley InRoads and AutoDesk Civil 3D at Wisconsin DOT in their overall CAiCE replacement evaluation. He also led the MicroStation V7 to V8 upgrade effort at Wisconsin DOT which included updating not only the CADD standards to accommodate the changes in the file format but also updating legacy MDL and macros to work in the new environment. Rod received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin in Cartography and a Master of Science in Geographic and Cartographic Sciences from George Mason University. Rod has extensive experience in CADD as well as the areas of GIS, cartography, plotting, scanning, raster editing/manipulation, publishing, and file/data translations. In all of these areas, he has produced custom tools and developed workflows to enhance productivity between diverse sets of applications. He instructs MicroStation classes ranging from fundamentals to advanced applications.

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