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Pairing and Debugging

In order to debug Monaca app with Monaca for Visual Studio, you need to pair your host PC (running Monaca for Visual Studio) with your device (running Monaca Debugger) first.


Make sure your host PC and your mobile device are in the same network connection (LAN or Wi-Fi). Some public networks do not allow connections between clients; therefore, pairing cannot be done in this case.

Start Pairing

  1. Launch Monaca Debugger app and sign in using your Monaca account information. Make sure you are using the same account information you use for Monaca within Visual Studio IDE.
  1. Pair the Monaca Debugger with the PC hosting Monaca for Visual Studio. Once logged in, Monaca Debugger should be able to detect the host PC as shown below. Then, click Pair button to start the pairing.
  1. If your pairing is successful, a project list will appear in Monaca Debugger and the connected debugger will appear in the Monaca panel (see screenshots below as an example). However, if Monaca Debugger is unable to detect the host PC automatically, please refer to troubleshooting the Pairing.

Monaca Debugger


Monaca Panel within Visual Studio

  1. In order to run your project in Monaca Debugger, you can just click on the project name in the debugger or click Run in Device button in Monaca panel within Visual Studio. Then, your project should be running in the debugger as shown below:

Stop Pairing

  1. From Monaca Debugger, click on the toggle menu on the top-left corner and go to Local Computers button.
  2. Then, the connected PC will be shown. Click on the “Information” icon of the connected PC (see the screenshot below).
  1. The information of the connected PC will be shown here. Click Unpair this computer button to disconnect from the selected PC. Once you unpair, you can’t debug your local Monaca projects with this debugger anymore unless you pair it again.