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Screen view

Use the Screen view to display the contents of the screen buffer.

This view enables you to:

  • Configure when view updates should occur and the interval between updates.

  • Freeze the view to prevent it being updated by the running target when it next updates.

  • Set the screen buffer parameters appropriate for the target:

    Screen buffer parameters
Screen view

Toolbar options

The following toolbar options are available:

Linked: context
Links this view to the selected connection in the Debug Control view. This is the default. Alternatively you can link the view to a different connection. If the connection you want is not shown in the drop-down list you might have to select it first in the Debug Control view.
Timed auto refresh is off, Cannot update

Operation is as follows:

  • If Timed auto-refresh is off mode is selected, the auto refresh is off.
  • If the Cannot update mode is selected, the auto refresh is blocked.
Starts auto-refreshing.
Stops auto-refreshing.
Update Interval
Specifies the auto-refresh interval, in seconds or minutes.
Update When
Specifies whether updates should occur only when the target is running or stopped, or always.
Displays the Timed Auto-Refresh Properties dialog box.
New Screen View
Creates a new instance of the Screen view.
Set screen buffer parameters

Displays the Screen Buffer Parameters dialog box. The dialog box contains the following parameters:

Base Address
Sets the base address of the screen buffer.
Screen Width
Sets the width of the screen in pixels.
Screen Height
Sets the height of the screen in pixels.
Scan Line Alignment
Sets the byte alignment required for each scan line.
Pixel Type
Selects the pixel type.
Pixel Byte Order
Selects the byte order of the pixels within the data.

Click Apply to save the settings and close the dialog box.

Click Cancel to close the dialog box without saving.

Update View When Hidden
Enables the updating of the view when it is hidden behind other views. By default this view does not update when hidden.
Refreshes the view.
Freeze Data
Toggles the freezing of data in the current view. This also disables or enables the Refresh option.

The Screen view is not visible by default. To add this view:

  1. Ensure that you are in the Development Studio perspective.
  2. Select Window → Show View to open the Show View dialog box.
  3. Select Screen view.