Debugging in VS Code

Debugging is a core feature of Visual Studio Code. In this tutorial, we will show you how to configure and use debugging basics. We will walk you through debugging a Node.js application.

Tip: To use the debugging features demonstrated in this video for Node.js, you will need to first install nodejs.


  • Debugging that "just works".
  • Using a launch.json configuration file.
  • Set regular and conditional breakpoints.
  • Inspect your program's state and variables.
  • Step through your source code and use the skipFiles option to debug "just your code."
  • Multi-target debugging.

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