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Setup vscode for Golang debugging

Setup vscode for Golang debugging

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This is a simple article based on my experience while learning Go Language and this is a simple things for you to can debug your Golang code using Visual Studio.

Make sure that you have installed these tools on your local :

  • Golang

  • Visual Studio

Step 1

You have installed Go Plugin to help you writing code fast on previous article

Step 2

Make a simple project to show you how to debug, like this :

Step 3

On VSCode, Open debug menu or click CTRL+Shift+D and for the first time, click launch.json and add some configurations for debugging

{
  "version": "0.2.0",
  "configurations": [
    {
      "name": "Launch",
      "type": "go",
      "request": "launch",
      "mode": "debug",
      "remotePath": "",
      "port": 2345,
      "host": "127.0.0.1",
      "program": "${fileDirname}",
      "env": {},
      "args": [],
      "showLog": true
    }
  ]
}

save and then restart your vscode.

Step 4

on Debug Menu, click Launch button

and wait around 10 seconds and you can look your variable value

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