Visual Studio Code extension for viewing signals in debug mode
- Time domain plot;
- Spectrum plot;
- Real/Complex signal;
- Update for each step of the debugger;
- Access to nested objects (example obj1._data._array);
- Read and view memory by address/pointer (experimental for
- Caching scope variables;
- Works via
vscode.DebugSession (those. most languages should be supported);
code --install-extension sigview-0.0.X.vsix
SigView: Create view panel to create panel with plot on current debug session.
This is the standard method for arrays that appear in the
Run & Debug: variables window. Should work for all languages.
- long loading of large arrays
- limited accuracy depending on the number display format
For nested variables, use the dot (
.) symbol for each nesting level in
variables window. Example:
Memory variables (C/C++)
If you write in C/C++, then you're in luck (just kidding).
You can access an array by a pointer or address in memory.
It is enough to specify the address in the format
0x0000... or name of the pointer variable.
The extension will try to detect the data type automatically, but you can also change the
Use this option instead of
scope variables if possible. Reading directly from memory is much faster. You will also get accurate values without format error.
To get the address of the first array element, use the
debug console and the command:
Variables are read through the vscode local scope. For this reason, plot can hang on large vectors. For C/C++ this is solved by using an address/pointer, since the readMemory command is significantly faster.
Until I have solved this problem, try not to draw too large arrays (size > 10'000).