1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 20, 2011 9:59 PM by seeker__

    debuging Javascript code in LC is not smooth. Is there a better way?

    seeker__ Level 1

      I'm new to LC and I am finding the debugging process very cumbersome. I save my form, open it in Acrobat and enable debugging window  there. I know there is a way to the have debugging window in PDF preview but  that would not make much of difference. I actually prefer to have it in  Acrobat because when it crashes I wouldn't loose my LC.

       

      Is this the best way of debuging Javascript?

       

      It would be nice to have access to variable dump. I am creating temproary text fields and pop up  messages.

        • 1. Re: debuging Javascript code in LC is not smooth. Is there a better way?
          seeker__ Level 1

          I cant believe Adobe releases such a large project like LiveCycle with no "officially supported" debuger.

           

          from the horse's mouth:

          http://blogs.adobe.com/formfeed/2010/03/using_the_acrobat_javascript_d.html

           

          "...there are some serious limits:

          • Using the debugger with XFA forms is not officially supported
          • We cannot debug script objects
          • Storing  break points doesn’t seem to work.  This makes it hard to debug an  initialization script (unless you force your form to do an xfa.form.remerge()) "

           

          "When will XFA have proper JavaScript debugging support?  This is a hard  question to answer.  But it gets asked a lot.  Believe me when I say  that  we’ve taken a run at this problem many times in the past.  But the  fact remains that there are some substantial technical barriers that  are holding us back. "

           

           

          Please correct me if I am wrong.