How to: View Script Documents (JavaScript)

Server-side script files are visible in Solution Explorer. Client-side script files are visible only when you are in debug mode or break mode. Client-side script files appear in the Script Documents node.

For some application types that dynamically generate pages, it is easier to enter break mode and debug when you set a breakpoint from a script document that is loaded in the browser. Similarly, you can add the debugger statement from a loaded script document to enter break mode. This article shows how to view these documents.

Note

Previous to Visual Studio 2012, client-side script files generated from server-side script appeared in the Script Explorer window.

To view a server-side script document

  1. In Solution Explorer, open the <Website Pathname> node.

  2. Double-click the script file that you want to view.

    The server-side script file opens in a source window.

To view a client-side script document

  1. In Solution Explorer, open the Script Documents node.

  2. Double-click the script file that you want to view.

    The client-side script file opens in a source window.

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