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µVision User's Guide

About µVision User Interface Creating Applications Debugging Start Debugging Start Energy Measurement without Debug Application Program Execution Debug Windows and Dialogs Breakpoints Window Call Stack and Locals Window Code Coverage Command Window Component Viewer Disassembly Window Editor Window Event Recorder Setup Event Recorder Event Recorder Window Events Filtering Event Statistics Window Post-mortem Analysis Event Viewer Execution Profiler Instruction Trace Window System Analyzer Usage tips Save System Analyzer Contents Statistics Restrictions Logic Analyzer Setup Setup in Detail Restrictions Cortex-M Trace Configuration Memory Map Memory Window Performance Analyzer Registers Window Serial Window Debug (printf) Viewer Symbols Window System Viewer Adding System Viewer Windows System and Thread Viewer Thread States Toolbox Trace Data Window Trace Navigation Trace Exceptions Event Counters ULINKplus Window Watch Window Core Peripherals Cortex-M0 and Cortex-M0+ Nested Vector Interrupt Controller System Control and Configuration System Tick Timer Fault Reports (Cortex-M0+ only) Cortex-M3, Cortex-M4, and Cortex-M7 Nested Vector Interrupt Controller System Control and Configuration System Tick Timer Fault Reports Memory Protection Unit Cortex-M23/M33/M35P and Cortex-M55 Nested Vector Interrupt Controller System Control and Configuration System Tick Timer Fault Reports Memory Protection Unit Security Attribution Unit M-Profile Vector Extension (MVE) Debug Scripting Expressions Constants System Variables Peripheral Variables I/O Ports Serial Ports Program Variables (Symbols) Fully Qualified Symbols Non-Qualified Symbols Literal Symbols Using Symbols Line Numbers Bit Addresses Type Specifications Memory Attribution Specifiers Operators Differences between µVision and C Expression Examples Code and Data Trace (Cortex-M) Trace Features Configuring Trace Tracepoint Expressions Tracepoint Intrinsics Tracepoint Limitations Tracepoint Marks Tips and Tricks Review Peripherals and CPU Configuration Simulate I/O Ports Simulate Interrupts and Clock Inputs Simulate external I/O Devices Assign Serial I/O to a PC COM Port Check Illegal Memory Access Command Input from File Preset I/O Ports or Memory Contents Write Debug Output to a File Keyboard Shortcuts TPIU Initialization after RESET (Cortex-M) Prevent Opening Files Show Japanese Messages Debug Commands Debug Functions Simulation Flash Programming Dialogs Utilities Command Line Example Programs Appendix

Symbols Window

The Symbols window shows debug information about the application symbol name, location, and the symbol type. For functions, the window shows the return and parameter type.

Enable Options for Target - Output - Debug Information and compile the code to generate application debug information.

Symbols Window ButtonOpen the window through the toolbar button or via the menu View — Symbol Window.

Symbols Window


search box Allows finding symbol names quickly. The search string can consist of alphanumeric characters and mask characters as described in the appendix F. TR1 Search Expressions.
Module / Name Lists the symbol names, which are grouped as:

Symbol names are marked with different icons:

  • Modules Icon Modules - with a box containing the colors yellow, violet, and blue.
  • Variables Icon Variables and Types - with a blue box.
  • Functions Icon Functions - with a violet box.
  • Function args Icon Function Arguments - with a blue box preceded by a red arrow.
Location Shows the memory address, offset, or explanatory text.
Type Shows the symbol type and for functions the return type.

The context menu allows:

  • Jumping to the code (for functions).
  • Copying the symbol name to the clipboard.
  • Adding variables to other windows.

Drag & drop symbols to other debug windows such as the Watch, Memory, or Command window.

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