[Lazarus] Improve message dialog

Martin lazarus at mfriebe.de
Tue May 8 22:43:49 CEST 2012

On 08/05/2012 21:31, Darius Blaszyk wrote:
> Hi,
> One of my frustrations with the IDE have been when debugging record or class variables. The data is truncated to 255 characters and it's very difficult to find the appropriate variable within the structure. I have now uploaded a patch (http://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=21990) that adds a treeview where each variable within the structure is shown. You can easily scroll down to find the desired variable and nothing gets truncated anymore.
> As described in the report, I can imaging though that this patch will be rejected as it would be even better to merge both functionalities by using a propertygrid. However this was a quick hack for a project of mine and it works excellent. Therefore I would not see why not to add it for now.
> The patch however brings up the discussion what would be the final solution for this problem. Is a propertygrid appropriate? Is there a native propertygrid for lazarus available? What do others think?

I' will look at it in a moment...

- Are you aware of the "inspect" function? (in trunk avail via context 
menu, on every watch)
- There also is the evaluate window.
- And in trunk (if you instal IProDesgn package)  you can inspect via 
hint, and enter the hint with the mouse.

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