Method R Trace in Action
Once you’ve installed Method R Trace, select
to see the Method R Trace main panel. Your screen should look something like the one here.
Now you’re ready to roll:
- Glance to make sure that Method R Trace is enabled. You will have to do this only once. If the indicator tells you that Method R Trace is disabled, then just click the indicator to enable it. If at any time you prefer not to trace the next execution, then, of course, click the indicator to disable it.
- Click this pathname if you want your trace file to be downloaded to a different directory than the one named here.
- Press the without the disk drive) does not trigger the trace file creation. …Well, sometimes actually it does, but the reasons are subtle, so it’s easier to remember the general rule: run and trace by using , not . button to execute and trace the code on your worksheet. Note that the button (the green triangle
- Your trace file will appear automatically as the top row in the panel.
This is why we call Method R Trace a zero-click trace file collector: once Method R Trace is enabled, and your destination directory is what you want, the only button you click— —is a button you’d have clicked anyway. The net effect: one precisely scoped trace file, zero extra effort.
To open a trace file directly from the
panel, just click the file name. To open a directory, click the directory name.
You can move this panel or even hide it; just use
to reveal it if you can’t see it.