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Debug IO panel won't focus

Been trying to figure out what's wrong for the past 2 days, and I'm betting it's something really simple, but I just haven't been able to figure it out.

In one of my projects (the others are fine), I can't interact with the Debug I/O panel. I can't click on it, select text, type in it, scroll the scrollbars, etc. I can see the text output by my program just fine (and the program runs in the terminal just fine as well). If I right-click in the panel and pick "Select All" it will select all the text in the editor (not the Debug I/O output). But, I can do "Send NULL" and "Send EOF".

Note: everything works 100% from the OS Commands panel if I just execute the program instead of debugging it. So I know my program isn't doing anything funny.

I can close and relaunch Wing and the problem persists. Again, only for this one project, which makes me think I've done something in my project settings to cause this, but I can't find any difference between it and my other projects.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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asked 2020-07-03 11:03:12 -0500
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Wingware Support
updated 2020-07-23 09:33:07 -0500
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Please send a bug report from Wing's Help menu including the error log where prompted. I suspect there's something in the logs that will show us what is going wrong. Also, a possible work-around would be to right-click on the Debug I/O tool's tab to remove it and then add it again by right-clicking again in the tab area. But it would be good to see the log so we can fix whatever it is.

Wingware Support's avatar Wingware Support (2020-07-03 11:19:56 -0500) edit


I've previous tried removing the Debug I/O tab and re-adding it to no avail. I'd like to avoid it, but I've considered just nuking the project files and creating a new project and just re-adding the directory to see if that has any affect.

EDIT: re-creating the project from scratch had no effect.

I'm not sure if it makes a difference, but one difference between this project and others I'm using Wing with is that the main module is in a sub-directory and not at the root.

EDIT: creating in the root and launching that also had no effect.

Thanks for taking a look.

massung's avatar massung (2020-07-03 11:33:39 -0500) edit
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This is a bug apparently caused by setting the Main Entry Point to a Named Entry Point. It does not appear if it's set to a file. We'll try to fix this soon.

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answered 2020-07-14 11:03:02 -0500, updated 2020-07-14 11:03:50 -0500
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Fixed in

Wingware Support's avatar Wingware Support (2020-07-23 09:32:52 -0500) edit
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