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Visual Studio Code: Debugging C# code

One of my reader asked how to debug C# code using Visual Studio Code. This blog post provides simple step by step guide to C# debugging in Visua Studio Code. In short – C# extension for Visual Studio Code must be installed. Works on Windows, Linux and Apple.

  1. Open extensions by clicking on last icon of icons pane in left:

  2. After installing C# extension Visual Studio Code asks if it can reload window to activate the extension.

  3. Check output window and wait until all packages are downloaded.

  4. Set break-point somewhere in code and click green arrow on toolbar after DEBUG

Screenshot above shows that there are some familiar things from Visual Studio available: Variables, watch, and callstack panes. Debug console shows debug messages by debugger and code.

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  • Thanks for showing how to debug, I'm using Ubuntu 16.10 and I get an error when I try to debug. If I run the program with dotnet run it works fine.

    The error is Failed to initialize CoreCLR, HRESULT:0x80131500

    Also the message Debug adapter process has terminated unexpectedly.

    I've searched for the error and there are a couple of posts about it but I'm not sure what to do. Do you have tips?

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