Internet Explorer "Developer Tools" -- How to enable the 'Add Watch Variable' to the Watch Pane again?
Posted on 2010-09-08
In the Internet Explorer "Developer Tools" tool screen -- How do I enable the option to 'Add Watch Variable' to the Watch Pane again (or show the textbox to type in a watch variable)?
I generally do dev in Firefox, but then run my code in IE to make it works for the rest of the internal customers at work, and I just saw the Internet Explorer's "Developer Tools" (F12) option, which apparently is now supposed to work almost as well as Firefox's Firebug.
Problem: I was clicking around and was initially able to "Add as watch variable" by right-clicking, but now I do Not see that option anymore. I do not have the capability to "type in a watch variable" in the "watch pane" either (no "add" text nor a blank box to type in a variable, like I see in the documentation). I searched online in MSDN, but it never mentions how I might have disabled it (or how to re-enable it). I tried it While debugging and while stopped. I'm fairly certain I inadvertently disabled this (but how?), since I DID add variables on the right side before I started clicking around the menu. (I did re-start IE and still no good). When I right-click in my Script pane over some code, the pop-up just shows "Insert Breakpoint, Select All, and Copy" as options; it does not have the "Add as watch variable".
The tool is rather useless at this point, since I can't even "hover" over a variable in my Script pane to see its value (like in Firebug), so I 'need' to be able to add Watch Variables to the right-side pane.
Please advice. Thanks.