Debugging Recipes

Visual Studio Code supports debugging of many languages and platforms via debuggers that are either built-in or contributed by extensions.

To make it easier to get started with debugging, we have made a collection of debugging "recipes" which contain the steps and configuration you need to set up debugging for your favorite platform. The recipes are in GitHub at https://github.com/Microsoft/vscode-recipes.

Debug server-side JavaScript in Node.js

The Visual Studio Code editor supports debugging Node.js applications via the built-in Node.js debugger.

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Debug Node.js in Docker containers

This recipe shows how to run and debug a VS Code Node.js project written in TypeScript running inside a Docker container.

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Debug client-side JavaScript in Google Chrome

The Visual Studio Code editor supports debugging of JavaScript running in Google Chrome applications via the Debugger for Chrome extension.

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You can read more about how our Debugger for Chrome works in this introduction blog post.

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MERN - Mongo, Express, React and NodeJS

This recipe shows how to run and debug a MERN (Mongo, Express, React and NodeJS) based project in VS Code.

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Electron - Debug Electron applications

The Visual Studio Code editor supports debugging Electron applications via the built-in Node.js debugger and the Debugger for Chrome extension.

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