Debugging in VSCode

  • Open a NodeGui project in VSCode.

    $ git clone
    $ code react-nodegui-starter
  • Add a file .vscode/launch.json with the following configuration:

    "version": "0.2.0",
    "configurations": [
    "name": "Debug Qode Process",
    "type": "node",
    "request": "launch",
    "cwd": "${workspaceRoot}",
    "runtimeExecutable": "${workspaceRoot}/node_modules/.bin/qode",
    "windows": {
    "runtimeExecutable": "${workspaceRoot}/node_modules/.bin/qode.exe"
    "args": ["./dist/index.js"],
    "outputCapture": "std"

    Tip: You could also configure a preLaunchTask for building typescript before launching the debugger everytime.

  • Debugging

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