Alternate Watch Views

The Watches Window has alternate watch list views which work similarly to having tabbed watches. With alternate views, you can collect specific watches in groups and when you click on a watch view diamond, only the variables associated with that view will be displayed. Select that diamond again and it will default to the standard view. This feature works like a filter.


You enable this feature by going to Tools>Options>Embedded>Generic Settings. The default is to have one watch window.



  • Click on one of the numbered diamonds to select it.
  • Double click on the <Enter new watch> message.


  • Type in the name of the watch you are interested in and press Enter. Alternatively, you can right-click inside the Watches Window, select New Watch, scroll down to select the desired watch and click OK.
  • If you want to add more than one watch, enter the second one in the second row and so on.



Once you have added the watch to this view you can return to the initial watches window by clicking the numbered diamond again.

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