Debugging the Main Process in VSCode

1. Open an Electron project in VSCode.

$ git clone [email protected]:electron/electron-quick-start.git
  $ code electron-quick-start

2. Add a file .vscode/launch.json with the following configuration:

    "version": "0.2.0",
    "configurations": [
        "name": "Debug Main Process",
        "type": "node",
        "request": "launch",
        "cwd": "${workspaceRoot}",
        "runtimeExecutable": "${workspaceRoot}/node_modules/.bin/electron",
        "windows": {
          "runtimeExecutable": "${workspaceRoot}/node_modules/.bin/electron.cmd"
        "args" : ["."]

3. Debugging

Set some breakpoints in main.js, and start debugging in the Debug View. You should be able to hit the breakpoints.

Here is a pre-configured project that you can download and directly debug in VSCode: https://github.com/octref/vscode-electron-debug/tree/master/electron-quick-start

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