Debug with Visual Studio Code - Complex Project

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Apr 14, 2021 Apr 14, 2021

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For years I have been programming InDesign in javascript using ExtendScript Toolkit as a debugger.

With this tool I can debug complex projects composed of multiple jsx files, loading libraries and menus in a specific target-engine when InDesign starts (start-up folder).
Single scripts are launched from the menu.

In all these situations I was able to debug, insert breakpoint in the code ($ .level = 1; debugger;)

The variables defined at start-up are recognized


Is it possible to do something like this with Visual Studio Code with ExtendScript Debugger?

I have seen that debugging a single file is not a problem.... but complex project are nightmare...

Don't see global variables defined at start-up.
Don't recognize the target engine.
Do you have any idea how to configure ExtendScript Debugger for this situations?

 

Code breakpoint ($ .level = 1; debugger;) no longer works?

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Apr 21, 2021 Apr 21, 2021

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Hm…

No big help here, but that's why I still use ExtendScript Toolkit on Windows 10.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Apr 22, 2021 Apr 22, 2021

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I agree with Uwe. If you're on a Windows computer, better stick to the ESTK.

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Apr 22, 2021 Apr 22, 2021

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"If you're on a Windows computer, better stick to the ESTK."

And if not, I would invest in a Windows machine…

 

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Uwe Laubender

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