Renan Santos · Mar 30, 2021

IRIS and VsCode Questions

Hi Community,


I'm developing an IRIS environment for a project and I would like to take some questions to pass on to the developers that I haven't found yet here in the community:


1. Is it possible to debug the process in VSCode in real time?

2. How can we use the terminal in VsCode for some configuration or just import applications (Example: Web Terminal)?

Product version: IRIS 2020.4
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1. Yes, there a few options for debugging ObjectScript code in VSCode, including running any class method or routine, attach to a running process, only CSP debugging not supported, yet

2. VSCode offers a ways to run system’s terminal internally. And you can run IRIS terminal there, if you working locally. If you working remotely, you’ll need to configure remote access to it, with ssh or telnet, and connect to it from VSCode internal terminal. Yes, as an option could be web terminal.

Hi Dmitriy,

Thank you for taking these questions, I will analyze the two points if I can help with the implementation of the debug in real time under the project of vs-objects.

When we put a hang on a class and execute it for example by reprocessing the message and we take this process by attaching the process.


Thaks Dmitriy! 

Can you follow that documentation and debug.

Hi John, Dmitriy and Tani

Please can you point me to the instructions on how to invoke the IRIS terminal from VS Code. I am busy creating documents that are collections of comments/replies/examples from the DC on a particular topic e.g. Terminal Options from with VS Code

I am also creating documents that link all V S Code extensions, Examples and so on into a common Reference Index to make it easier for a developer who is new to VS Code to have a single source that will list all DC or Open Exchange articles/Questions and Solutions and use the hyperlinks in the document to pull some or all of the contents to their laptop for installation/evaluation and probably use.

So any documents or examples that you have created and are willing to share with me will be greatly appreciated.

Once the document(s) are complete I will post them to DC.



While you have just ordinary system terminal in VSCode you can open IRIS terminal as you would do it outside of VSCode, and it’s depends on where you are working. For Linux it would be just like iris session IRIS. Or if it’s in docker, it should be in docker exec, or docker-compose exec

2. First make sure you have web-terminal or other stuff installed. You can install Web Terminal and other apps with ZPM, like:

USER>zpm "install web-terminal"

Hi Evgeny,

I tried to install ZPM but it is in an infinite loop of zpm: User> and I was not successful, I'm taking a closer look to see if I'm doing something wrong