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Getting Started Guide

This project attemps to match Visual Studio Code's Debugger fairly closely so their documentation can be pretty helpful. See

Setting up your debugger

  • Opening the debug panel

    • from the command palette Debugger: Open
  • Install a debug adapter by running: Debugger: Install adapter from the command palette.

    • These are just a few of the debug adapters out there
    • You can add your own to the settings file
  • Add a configuration Debugger: Add Configuration from the command palette (or add one manually, see below).

    • Configurations are added to debug.configurations in project settings and use the same configuration format as Visual Studio Code. Most adapters come with some configuration snippets.
    • Add configuration can also be accessed by clicking the gear icon and selecting -- Add Configuration --.
    • If you are running in a sublime project these configuration snippets can be inserted automatically into your settings in your project file.
    • Example configuration
"debug.configurations" : [
		"name" : "Name of your configuration", 
		"request" : "launch",
		"type" : "adapter name",
  • Start debugging
    • click the gear icon to select a configuration to use while debugging
    • click the play icon to start the debugger or run Debugger: Start (if no configuration is selected it will ask you to select or add one)


Settings can either be set at the project level or globally. Project settings can be changed by appending debug. to the setting name

Within a .sublime_settings file

  • open_at_startup true Open the debugger automatically when a project that is set up for debugging has been opened
  • display output this chooses where the debug UI is renderer
  • ui_scale 12 scales the entire debugger UI

Within a .sublime_project file settings object

  • debug.open_at_startup
  • debug.display
  • debug.ui_scale

Default Debuggers

This project comes with some pre-configured debuggers

Debugger Specific Information


  • Look in the debug console for errors (usually red)
  • Look in the sublime console for errors
  • Try the same configuration/adapter in Visual Studio Code (There is a good chance your issue is with the adapter so check out the outstanding issues for it)
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