Debugging Internet Explorer on Windows Phone 8.1

Debugging Internet Explorer on Windows Phone 8.1

The desktop version of Internet Explorer now has quite a good selection of developer tools available on any site by just pressing F12

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Unfortunately on Windows Phone it’s been quite difficult to debug websites and so developers typically had to resort to alert(‘hello’); style debugging. With Update 2 for Visual Studio 2013 there is a new Debug menu item “Debug Windows Phone Internet Explorer”

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This gives you the option to select the device/emulator and specify a launch site to debug.

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The debugging experience is pretty cool as it’s actually in Visual Studio and includes the ability to set breakpoints and inspect variables.

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Do also get the DOM Explorer

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And the Javascript Console

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This has got to make our jobs easier!

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