Dapr for Visual Studio Code (Preview)
The Dapr extension makes it easy to setup debugging of applications within the Dapr environment as well as interact with applications via the Dapr runtime.
Local development with Dapr requires a running instance of Docker; follow the Docker guide to installing Docker Desktop for your platform.
Dapr CLI and Runtime
Follow the Dapr guide to install the Dapr CLI for your platform and initialize the Dapr runtime.
Visual Studio Code
Follow the VS Code guide for installing VS Code for your platform.
[New for 0.7.0] Dapr Run File Support
Dapr 1.10 enables starting multiple Dapr applications through the use of a "run file", and the Dapr extension allows you to start the "run" directly from the File Explorer.
The Dapr extension also allows you to start multiple Dapr applications through a single
[New for 0.7.0] Run File Editing Assistence
When working with Dapr run files, the extension provides you with basic schema prompts and validation:
[New for 0.7.0] Dapr Application Debugging
Dapr CLI 1.10 now tracks the application started via
The debugger can be attached to individual applications, or to all applications in a run.
The Dapr extension also enables "F5" debugging of Dapr applications through a new custom debug launch configuration, which will automatically start and attach to the applications. Individual applications can be included or excluded from the set of applications the debugger attaches to.
[New for 0.7.0] View Dapr Logs
When using Dapr run files, Dapr redirects the application and Dapr sidecar logs to application-specific locations (rather than writing them to the console). The Dapr extension enables you to open these logs directly from the Dapr applications view.
Scaffold Dapr task, launch, and component assets
While extensions for Visual Studio Code make it easy to debug applications for a variety of platforms (like .NET Core, Node.js, Python, etc.), coordinating the debugger with the Dapr runtime can be tricky. The Dapr extension helps scaffold VS Code tasks, augments debug launch configurations, and (optionally) generates the Dapr component assets needed to debug your application within the Dapr environment.
View running Dapr applications
The Dapr extension adds a new tab which shows locally-running Dapr applications and allows quickly invoking application methods or publishing events.
Invoke Dapr application methods
When your application is running, you can quickly invoke its GET/POST methods without using a command line or switching to another HTTP request tool, including specifying an optional payload for POST methods.
Publish events to Dapr applications
You can also use the extension to directly publish events to running applications, specifying both the topic and an optional payload.
Stop Dapr applications
The Dapr extension allows you to directly stop locally-running applications without using the command line.
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