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In this dialog box, create a configuration to be used for debugging JavaScript sources locally and remotely.

  1. Local debugging. In this mode, the application files remain where they are in the WebStorm project on you machine. WebStorm runs them on the built-in Web server with the root URL http://localhost:<built-in server port>/<project root>. The built-in server port is specified on the Debugger. JavaScript page of the Settings dialog box. A debugging session in this mode can be initiated in two ways:
    • Open the HTML file with the JavaScript injection to be tested and launch the temporary run/debug configuration that WebStorm has generated automatically. This approach it helpful when you do not need to debug the entire application but just one script.
    • Create and launch a permanent debug configuration.
    For details, see Temporary and Permanent Run/Debug Configurations.
  2. Remote debugging. In this mode, the application files are on an external web server and you have their copies in a WebStorm project on your computer. No matter, whether the web server itself is running on a physically remote host or on your machine, application files deployed on it are treated as remote. For details, see Working with Web Servers: Copying Files.

    You can deploy the application files to a web server and launch the application yourself or debug an already running application.

    When a remote HTML file with a JavaScript injection is opened, the debugger tells WebStorm the name of the currently processed file and the number of the line to be processed. WebStorm opens the local copy of this file and indicates the line with the provided number. This behaviour is enabled by specifying correspondence between files and folders on the server and their local copies. This correspondence is called mapping, it is set in the debug configuration.

    A Remote debugging session can be initiated only through a permanent debug configuration that you have to define yourself manually.

Warning

Debugging of the JavaScript applications is supported only in Firefox and Google Chrome .

This section provides descriptions of the configuration-specific items, as well as the toolbar and options that are common for all run/debug configurations.

Item Description
Name In this text box, specify the name of the current run/debug configuration.
Share If this check box is selected, the run/debug configurations become available to the other team members.

The shared run/debug configurations are kept in separate xml files under .idea\runConfigurations folder, while the local run/debug configurations are kept in the .idea\workspace.xml.

This field does not appear for the default run/debug configurations.

URL In this text box, specify the URL address of the HTML file that references the JavaScript to debug. For local debugging, type the URL in the format http://localhost:<built-in server port>/<project root>. The built-in server port is specified on the Debugger. JavaScript page of the Settings dialog box.
Browser From this drop down list, select the browser (Firefox or Chrome), where your JavaScript application will be debugged. The available options are Firefox and Chrome.
Remote URLs of local files WebStorm displays this area only when you create a permanent debug configuration manually. For automatically generated temporary configurations the area is not shown.

In this area, map the local files to be involved in debugging to the URL addresses of their copies on the server.

  • File/Directory - in this read-only field, select the desired local file or directory in the project tree.
  • Remote URL - in this text box, type the absolute URL address of the corresponding file or folder on the server.

These mappings are required only if the local folder structure under the project root differs from the folder structure on the server. If the structures are identical, WebStorm itself "retrieves" the paths to local files by parsing the URL addresses of their copies on the server

Toolbar

Item Keyboard shortcut Description
add Alt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+Insert or Ctrl+NAlt+InsertCommand N or Control EnterControl N or Control EnterCommand N or Control Enter Click this button to add new configuration to the list.
delete DeleteDeleteDeleteDeleteDelete or Ctrl+DDeleteDeleteDeleteDelete, Backspace or Command BackspaceDelete, Backspace or Command BackspaceDelete, Backspace or Command Backspace Click this button to remove the selected configuration from the list.
copy Ctrl+DCtrl+DCtrl+DCtrl+DMeta+DCtrl+DCtrl+D, Ctrl+Shift+Down or Ctrl+Shift+UpCtrl+DCommand DCommand DCommand D Click this button to create a copy of the selected configuration.
settings Edit Defaults Click this button to edit the default configuration templates. The defaults are used for the newly created configurations.
add add UpUpUpUpUp or Ctrl+PUpUpUpUp or Control PUpUp or Control P
DownDownDownDownDown or Ctrl+NDownDownDownDown or Control NDownDown or Control N
Use these buttons to move the selected configuration up and down in the list. The order of configurations in the list defines the order, in which configurations appear in the Run/Debug drop-down list on the main toolbar.

Common options

Item Description
Defaults This node in the left-hand pane of the dialog box contains the default run/debug configuration settings. Select the desired configuration to change its default settings in the right-hand pane. The defaults are applied to all newly created run/debug configurations.
Temporary configurations limit Specify here the maximum number of temporary configurations to be stored and shown in the Select Run/Debug Configuration drop-down list.
Before launch Specify which tasks should be carried out before starting the run/debug configuration. The specified tasks are performed in the order that they appear in the list.
Item Keyboard shortcut Description
add Alt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+Insert or Ctrl+NAlt+InsertCommand N or Control EnterControl N or Control EnterCommand N or Control Enter Click this icon to add a task to the list. Select the task to be added:
  • Run External tool. Select this option to run an application which is external to WebStorm. In the dialog that opens, select the application or applications that should be run. If the necessary application is not defined in WebStorm yet, add its definition. For more information, see Configuring Third-Party Tools and External Tools.
  • Generate CoffeeScript Source Maps. Select this option to have the source maps for your CoffeeScript sources generated. In the dialog that opens, specify where your CoffeeScript source files are located. For more information, see CoffeeScript Support.
  • dart2js: Add this task to have WebStorm transpile a Dart file. In the dialog box that opens, specify the input and output files. For more information, see Transpiling Dart to JavaScript.
delete Alt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteCommand DeleteCommand DeleteCommand Delete Click this icon to remove the selected task from the list.
edit1 EnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnter Click this icon to edit the selected task. Make the necessary changes in the dialog that opens.
arrowUp Alt+UpAlt+UpAlt+UpAlt+UpAlt+Up or Ctrl+Alt+AAlt+UpCtrl+Alt+UpCtrl+Shift+UpControl UpControl UpControl Alt Up Click this icon to move the selected task one line up in the list.
arrowDown Alt+DownAlt+DownAlt+DownAlt+DownAlt+Down or Ctrl+Alt+EAlt+DownCtrl+Alt+DownCtrl+Shift+DownControl DownControl DownControl Alt Down Click this icon to move the selected task one line down in the list.
Show this page Select this check box to have the run/debug configuration settings shown prior to actually starting the run/debug configuration.

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