Bug 11202 - Cannot delete watch without debugging unless you hack the userprefs file
Summary: Cannot delete watch without debugging unless you hack the userprefs file
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Debugger ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeffrey Stedfast
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-03-16 14:12 UTC by Rhys
Modified: 2013-03-20 15:16 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Rhys 2013-03-16 14:12:04 UTC
If you by chance create a watch expression that will crash an iOS app in the Xamarin IDE, you will be unable to ever remove this watch, because the app will crash before you get a chance to. As soon as the app crashes, the watch entries are disabled, preventing you from removing them.

A workaround is to hack the userprefs file and manually remove the watch entries, but really this should be fixed up in the IDE. I don't see any logical reason behind disabling watch entries when the app is not running.
Comment 1 Jeffrey Stedfast 2013-03-20 15:09:31 UTC
The reason the debugger pads (locals, watches, ...)  get disabled when the debugger isn't running is because the code tries to evaluate stuff when you add/edit items.

Anyways, I agree that in the case of the Watch Window, this sucks.
Comment 2 Jeffrey Stedfast 2013-03-20 15:16:12 UTC
Implemented in git master