Get started with remote debugging Surface Duo emulators
In this article, you walk through the process of remotely debugging your web content in the Microsoft Edge app on a Surface Duo emulator from a desktop instance of Microsoft Edge. For information on debugging on a Surface Duo device, follow our guide for remote debugging Android devices.
Before you begin
Step 1: Navigate to edge://inspect
Open a desktop instance of Microsoft Edge, and navigate to
edge://inspect page does not recognize the Surface Duo emulator, restart the emulator.
Step 2: Launch the Surface Duo emulator
Launch the Surface Duo emulator. Notice that the emulator displays 2 different screens running on the emulator.
Step 3: Load your web content in Microsoft Edge on the Surface Duo emulator
Navigate to the website or app that you want to debug in the Microsoft Edge app.
Step 4: Debug your web content from the Surface Duo emulator
If SurfaceDuoEmulator is not displayed on the
edge://inspect page, try opening or closing tabs in the Microsoft Edge app on the Surface Duo Emulator. For additional troubleshooting steps, navigate to troubleshooting section for Android devices.
From the list of open tabs running on the emulator, choose inspect on the tab that has the web content to be debugged. The Microsoft Edge DevTools will open in a new window. Choose Toggle Screencast () to view the web content from your Surface Duo emulator in the DevTools window. You are now able to use the Microsoft Edge DevTools to debug your web content on the Surface Duo emulator.
If you span the Microsoft Edge app across both screens in the emulator, the screencast will reflect the new size of the app but not the hinge. To understand how the hinge impacts the layout of your web content, use the Surface Duo emulator instead of the screencast.
- Documentation for creating apps on dual-screen devices
- The Microsoft Edge web platform explainer for new APIs to build web experiences on foldable and dual-screen devices
- Recording of Microsoft 365 Developer Day session: How to build dual-screen experiences for websites and web apps
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