How to support Console.WriteLine() in VS code in debug mode

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Visual Studio code doesn’t support Console.WriteLine or Console.ReadLine automatically in debug mode. To enable it in debug mode you have to do the following thing.

Change the lunch.json

  • Change “console”: “externalTerminal” to “console”: “integratedTerminal” as follows
    // Use IntelliSense to learn about possible attributes.
    // Hover to view descriptions of existing attributes.
    // For more information, visit:
    "version": "0.2.0",
    "configurations": [
            "OS-COMMENT1": "Use IntelliSense to find out which attributes exist for C# debugging",
            "OS-COMMENT2": "Use hover for the description of the existing attributes",
            "OS-COMMENT3": "For further information visit",
            "name": ".NET Core Launch (console)",
            "type": "coreclr",
            "request": "launch",
            "preLaunchTask": "build",
            "OS-COMMENT4": "If you have changed target frameworks, make sure to update the program path.",
            "program": "${workspaceFolder}/bin/Debug/net5.0/ArrayDS.dll",
            "args": [],
            "cwd": "${workspaceFolder}",
            "OS-COMMENT5": "For more information about the 'console' field, see",
            "console": "integratedTerminal",
            "stopAtEntry": false
            "name": ".NET Core Attach",
            "type": "coreclr",
            "request": "attach",
            "processId": "${command:pickProcess}"