Installing debugger

VS Code has a built-in debugger, its setup documentation is here. Apparently some people use it successfully for Espressif chips (launch.json “type”: “gdb”).

Espressif have a dedicated VS Code extension for debugging which is likely the better choice (launch.json “type”: “espidf”):

Setup ESP-IDF

More details on how to set it up

How to use it

Compiling

Clean

Bin icon in bottom blue toolbar.

Build

Barrel icon in bottom blue toolbar.

Or Menu > Terminal > Run Build Task

Visual Studio Code configuration for debugging

.vscode/launch.json

The config in this file sets up your debug adapter and what is run when you debug (see https://github.com/espressif/vscode-esp-idf-extension/blob/master/docs/DEBUGGING.md )

Start debugging

Press: F5

Docs

https://docs.espressif.com/projects/esp-idf/en/latest/esp32s3/api-guides/jtag-debugging/index.html#setup-of-openocd

Debugger settings

.vscode/launch.json > “gdbpath” field

.vscode/settings.json > idf.openOCDConfigs

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