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Screen view

Describes the view content.

This view enables you to:

  • See the contents of the screen buffer on the target. This view only updates when the target stops.

  • Set the screen buffer parameters appropriate for the target. :

    Figure 10-19 Screen buffer parameters for the Fireworks example running on a BeagleBoard

    Screen buffer parameters for the Fireworks example running on a BeagleBoard

  • Freeze the selected view to prevent the screen display being updated by the running target when it next stops.

Figure 10-20 Screen view

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 specific 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

This option opens a dialog box where you can specify refresh intervals:

  • 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.


Refreshes the 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.

Freeze Data

Toggles the freezing of data in the current view. This also disables or enables the Refresh option.

New Screen Buffer View

Creates a new instance of the Screen view.

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

  1. Ensure that you are in the DS-5 Debug perspective.

  2. Select Window > Show View to open the Show View dialog box.

  3. Select Screen view.