06-07-2010 09:52 PM
I can't find any resources for setting up the Eclipse debugger to point to a BB simulator that was not included with the component packs. I need the ability to set breakpoints and see the variable values on a specific simulator that my code misbehaves on. (specifically, my app can't establish a network connection on the OS 220.127.116.114 simulator, but the code works fine on the 5.0.0 simulator that comes with the component pack)
I've spent 6 hours now Googling and being linked in circles around the BB forums, but I can't find anything that actually lists how to connect the debugger to another simulator. Please help me! :-(
So, if anybody has a link tucked away that they can share, I would REALLY appreciate it.
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06-07-2010 10:17 PM
You've tried starting the simulator and then within Eclipse going to Run > Debug > Running BlackBerry Simulator? (This is assuming that the code running on the simulator was also built in Eclipse.)
06-08-2010 07:03 AM
Yes. When I do that I get multiple errors about missing .debug files. The application runs, and I see output on the console panel, but it won't stop at any of my break points.
06-08-2010 08:05 AM
Check if the working directory is set correctly for this simulator: ("advanced" tab).
The .debug files will be generated when you compile the application. You could alterntativly copy them manually to the simulator next to you COD to enable your breakpoints.
06-08-2010 08:56 AM
It worked! I think the .debug files were out of date because I was using Build instead of Build Active Blackberry Configuration. Thanks dpreussler!
Here are the exact steps I ended up following to get debugging working:
-Build Active Blackberry configuration -Copy .cod and all .debug files (there are 16 of them) to the simulator's root directory. -launch the simulator (my app appears in the downloads folder as expected) -In Eclipse, click Debug->Debug As->Running Blackberry Simulator -Watch the debugger attach to the simulator. The console now shows messages from the simulator and the Debug pane shows the currently running threads. -Throw a few breakpoints in the code that are guaranteed to be hit. -Launch the application. -IT WORKS!!! The breakpoint was hit!!!