Using a Custom Debug Perspective in Eclipse

The MCUXpresso IDE comes with a ‘Develop’ perspective which combines the usual C/C++ and the Debug perspective in one:

MCUXpresso Develop Perspective

MCUXpresso Develop Perspective

That ‘Develop’ perspective is great especially for new users of Eclipse, as it does not change windows and views between for the Debugging phase in the development process. But for advanced users the ‘Develop’ perspective might not be what they are used to, or if I want to have a special arrangements of views during debugging.

As always, Eclipse is very flexible and allows pretty much everything. I can specify for each connection which perspective I want to use.

The setting is a workspace setting, so go to Window > Preferences > Run/Debug > Perspectives. There I can specify for each launcher group or launcher entry which Perspective I want to use:

Specifying the Debug Perspective

Specifying the Debug Perspective

So I have specified for all connections that I want to use the ‘Debug’ perspective, and that it shall switch to it without prompting. It is possible to select any perspective or a custom one using that drop box on the right side of that dialog.

That way I can use the normal Debug perspective:

Using the Debug Perspective

Using the Debug Perspective

Happy Perspecting ๐Ÿ™‚



One thought on “Using a Custom Debug Perspective in Eclipse

  1. This flexibility can be confusing for the beginner, but once you get accustomed to the functions of the various perspectives/windows itโ€™s handy to have only what you need only when you need it! Nice write-up, Erich!


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