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Monitoring the Debug Information

The information on a debugging session is displayed in the dedicated tabs of the Debug tool window named after the selected run/debug configuration.

For each session, use the Console tab to view the debugger messages and application output, and the Debug tab to monitor threads and frames.

Monitor debugger overhead

The debug process is part of the runtime and, therefore, may impact performance. Every evaluation of an expression, or stepping over the code use the same memory as the debugged application, and may cause large overhead.

WebStorm lets you view this overhead so that you can quickly detect what causes it and reduce it by removing unnecessary breakpoints, disabling automatic evaluation of expressions, turning off async stacktraces, etc.

To invoke the Overhead pane, click the overhead view icon in the top-right corner of the Debug tool window:

overhead example
Last modified: 26 March 2018

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