alert() in order to debug their JS, I thought I would do a quick write up on using
Consider this example of debugging a custom event using APEX 4.2.
trigger method. Notice that I am passing through an item as part of the data object for the 2nd parameter.
This event is caught and handled by a dynamic action...
which in turn, issues a log entry to the console (preferable to an
alert()) and launches the debugger...
Now, whilst running the page and clicking the trigger button with dev tools open, the debugger kicks in and pauses at a breakpoint at the point where the
debugger; line is encountered.
Because the debugger is now paused at the point that the event has been handled by my dynamic action, I can do some debugging of the event in the console. The screen capture below shows me
- Viewing the DOM element that triggered the event (P20_TRIGGER).
- Viewing the value of the data item passed along with the event.
- Changing the value of the data item to a new value (just for kicks).
- Inspecting the event itself.