Debugging voldy's web UI for absolute fools

I'm retarded when it comes to web development, so it took me a while to figure out how to launch voldy's UI in debug mode. To make sure no anon will ever have to ask again, here's a (hopefully) idiot-proof guide.

Run webui at least once

By executing directly, we're skipping all the setup, so you'll have to have run the webui.bat or script at least once. If you followed the installation instructions on the readme, you're already good to go.

Get VS Code

If you don't have VS Code already, get it here.

Open the repo

Open VS Code and open the folder containing the web UI repository either by dragging it onto the window or using the action.

Set up the launch config

Hit Ctrl + Shift + D to open the Run & Debug sidebar and select create launch.json file. It'll ask you what kind of launch config you want - pick whatever, because we'll be replacing it anyway.
Once you have the editor open, paste this in and save the file:

    "version": "0.2.0",
    "configurations": [
            "name": "WebUI Launcher",
            "type": "python",
            "request": "launch",
            "program": "",
            "console": "integratedTerminal",
            "justMyCode": true,
            "args": []

Don't worry about the changes in the repo being overwritten with the next pull, the folder the launch config is in isn't being tracked.

Run and debug

Just hit F5 and you're done. By default, VS Code will break at any breakpoints or errors, so if you want to see if it worked, add a breakpoint in before running and watch the debugger stop.

More stuff

If you want to add arguments like --listen or --no-half-vae, put them in the args-parameter of the launch config, like so:
"args": ["--listen","--no-half-vae"]

Pub: 20 Oct 2022 20:03 UTC
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