Debugging WebView in a Windows Phone application

Debugging WebView in a Windows Phone application

In a previous post, Debugging Internet Explorer on Windows Phone 8.1, I covered how you could use the new debugging support for IE on Windows Phone to diagnose rendering issues. What I didn’t cover is how you could debug web pages when they’re hosted within an application using the WebView control.

As we’re now building for Windows XAML, we can actually use the same mechanism that’s available for Windows 8 applications (see http://www.jonathanantoine.com/2013/04/05/win8-xaml-app-how-to-debug-the-javascript-in-a-webview/ for instructions). All we need to do is change the Application process option under Debug.

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Set this to Script and when you debug your XAML application Visual Studio will attach to the WebView allowing you to debug your script and DOM.

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