Microsoft has announced general availability of its new Microsoft Edge Tools for VS Code extension, which lets developers embed Edge’s browser developer tools into Microsoft’s popular cross-platform code editor.
The new extension allows developers to use Edge’s built-in Elements and Network tool from within Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code (VS Code) to fix styling, layout, and CSS issues with a site.
The idea is to bring Edge’s tools to VS Code so developers don’t need to switch between the editor and browser when moving from development to debugging tasks.
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Microsoft says the new extension simplifies developers’ workflow by changing the way users can launch an instance of Edge to debug. Users can now connect to an existing browser instance, start a new one or a headless browser that lacks a browser window and has no icon in the task bar.