Flowcode 8 Beginners Guide: Simulation Debugger

One of the many benefits of Flowcode, is the ability for users to simulate their projects before deploying them on to hardware devices, such as the Arduino. If you combine this with Flowcode’s debugging capabilities, you have a very powerful and capable environment for development of microcontroller projects.

This video explains more about the simulation debugger window, which becomes active during simulation of your project. It is used to monitor the status of the variables in your program and the macros which are being called. Despite it’s name, the simulation debugger also supports In-Circuit-Debugging mode, allowing for the macro call stack and variable values to be read directly from the microcontroller as it runs. It can also be used to pass or receive values of memory locations and registers on board the target microcontroller. This is useful for detecting and troubleshooting call stack overflows and precisely monitor the program as it runs in hardware.

You can find out more about the simulation debugger from a beginners perspective by checking out the video below, or by visiting this section of the Flowcode 8 Wiki site.

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