Christian Heilmann

New in 1.4.6: Using the DevTools Console inside Visual Studio Code and offline functionality

Thursday, March 24th, 2022 at 4:31 pm

We just released version 1.4.6 of the Edge DevTools for VS Code extension and the main change is that the Console tool is now available in the extension.

There are two caveats at the moment: in order to see the Console, you need to use Edge Canary as your debugging target (version 101.0.1193.0+) and it can happen that the you need to refresh the target once to see the Console light up. This is a bug in VS Code itself and will be fixed in the upcoming version.

New automatically created `launch.json` settings

To give you the best debugging experience in VS Code, we updated the `launch.json` settings when you generate it from the extension. The new file offers you a headless debugging experience by default calling the correct version of the Edge debugger.

You can see it them in action in the following screencast:

If you want to see the Console tool right now and not until 101 is the stable version of Edge, you need to add a `”runtimeExecutable”: “canary”,` to the launch.json to target the Canary build of the browser.

Offline availability

If you want to use the extension when you are offline, we now also cache and copy the last successful connection to DevTools. This was a direct request from GitHub issues.

Other fixes and features

If you encounter a problem, or you want to have other features, please file an issue on GitHub. This is where we get our best ideas from.

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