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I read the forums and ther ewas some discussion a few years ago around better debugger capabilities.  There was mention of the capabilities in TradeStation. things like breakpoints, ability to watch varaible, run until a variable = value, etc.  Is thst being considered?

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user-offline.png  reptile (reptile)
Mar 21, 2011 - 07:33

I agree! **Debugger is very important !

user-offline.png  JoshM (Jura)
Sep 01, 2011 - 13:27

Or, alternatively, provide a way to debug EasyLanguage using an external IDE like NinjaTrader has with Visual Studio (http://highprobability.blogspot.com/2009/06/ninjatrader-debugging-with-visual.html). Or perhaps with Code::Blocks, an open source C++ IDE?

user-offline.png  janus (janus)
Sep 29, 2011 - 02:23

This featuer is a must.  It should be made the top priority for the next release.

user-offline.png  JoshM (Jura)
Apr 11, 2012 - 04:01

Any update on this? In my view, this is still an extremely usefull add-on for MultiCharts. :)

When this feature request was 'Postponed', does that mean it was postponed for MC 7 (the next version when this request was made), or was it postponend indefinitely?

user-offline.png  Stuart (Stuart)
Jul 16, 2012 - 05:32

This is by far the weakest part of Multicharts. Writing code is very complicated when it cannot be debugged. This feature would make it possible to create more complete code that currently is impossible.

Ninjatrader provides this using visualstudio.

user-offline.png  Barn (bschwenzer)
Jul 19, 2012 - 09:10

With this feature you could turn around a Power Language Trading system in a fraction of the time it takes now.   For anyone using Power Language this is a must have feature and please vote for this one.

user-offline.png  Sergej (S.Schweizer)
Feb 11, 2013 - 10:31

In connection with the portfolio tester, the serios debuger becomes very importent. Otherwise there is no way t o determine where the failure is (as long as there is no graphical order view for Portfolio).
Please implement debuger for MC

user-offline.png  DaveW (DaveW)
Jun 04, 2013 - 10:44

Agreeing with the other commenters, a
'real' debugger is essential. The ability to validate and debug systems
more effectively would make the actual system logic cleaner (i.e., I
could remove literally hundreds of statements used just for debugging)
and save many hours for every system developed.
Please seriously consider implementing this capability in the next several releases.

user-offline.png  zfsamzfsam (zfsamzfsam)
May 05, 2016 - 05:16

Debugger is very important !

user-offline.png  panz (zhopan77)
Aug 23, 2016 - 14:47

I am a MultiCharts .NET user first; I recently converted a license to MultiCharts so I can quickly try Easy Language resources on the web.
Being spoiled by the nice integration of MultiCharts .NET with Visual Studio, I am surprised to learn that PowerLanguage Editor has no debugging function, especially considering that TradeStation, the original Easy Language platform, does have the capability, and there are reserved keywords like "breakpoint" in the language for that (which is also reserved in PowerLanguage but only for compatibility). 
For any modern programming languge, debugger is a must. I even suspect lack of a debugger may be one important reason that prevents some TradeStation users from migrating to MultiCharts (I saw a post from a TradeStation user that suggested this.) Please add this feature. Thanks.

user-offline.png  MultiCharts Support (MultiCharts)
Mar 16, 2017 - 08:01
Debugger is available for .NET version
  •   icon_status.pngStatus changed: Under Review => Declined
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user-offline.png  awasiuta (awasiuta)
Jan 21, 2020 - 11:29

It's a must have! Not everyone want/need to study C# in order to have debugger.

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