Setting up Vue.js development tools on Windows 10.

I installed Node.js and Vue.js cli with the following commands

npm install -g @vue/cli
npm install -g @vue/cli-init

and a sample application with

vue init webpack-simple my-vue-app
cd my-vue-app
npm install
npm run dev

and Visual Studio Code with the following plugins:

  1. Vetur
  2. Debugger for Chrome

To make the website debug better I replaced

  devtool: 'cheap-module-eval-source-map',


  devtool: 'source-map',

in config/index.js and configured the debugger in .vscode\launch.json as follows:

    "version": "0.2.0",
    "configurations": [
        "type": "chrome",
        "request": "launch",
        "name": "vuejs: chrome",
        "url": "http://localhost:8080",
        "webRoot": "${workspaceFolder}/src",
        "breakOnLoad": true,
        "sourceMapPathOverrides": {
          "webpack:///./src/*": "${webRoot}/*",
          "webpack:///src/*": "${webRoot}/*"

After that I was able to set a breakpoint, and it was triggered successfully when I started the debugging:

and with the selected line I was able to debug both .js and .vue source files.

Also for working with some test project I used sftp Visual Studio Code plugin with the following settings:

    "protocol": "sftp",
    "host": "",
    "port": 22,
    "username": "devnote",
    "password": "*******",
    "remotePath": "/home/devnote/www/wp-content/plugins/vue-contact-form/",
    "syncMode": "full",
    "uploadOnSave": true

and the following settings for some Node.js project:

    "protocol": "sftp",
    "host": "",
    "port": 22,
    "username": "dmitriano",
    "password": "********",
    "remotePath": "/home/dmitriano/repos/tradebot/",
    "syncMode": "full",
    "uploadOnSave": true,
    "ignore": [".vscode", ".git", "src/node_modules", "/src/.config"]

And tried Vue.js devtools plugin for FireFox. But at first it refused to work showing me the following message:

Vue.js is detected on this page. Devtools inspection is not available because it’s in production mode or explicitly disabled by the author.

I fixed this by adding the following line right after the Vue app:

new Vue({
Vue.config.devtools = true;

To determine vue and vue-cli versions I used the following commands:

npm list vue
`-- vue@2.5.17
vue --version

To integrate Visual Studio Code with TFS I installed Visual Studio Team Services plugin and followed the steps described here. My settings (in File->Preferences->Settings->Open settings JSON) on a machine with VS2015 were:

    "tfvc.location": "C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\\Common7\\IDE\\tf.exe",
    "tfvc.restrictWorkspace": true

with VS2017 they should be

    "tfvc.location": "C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Visual Studio\\2017\\Enterprise\\Common7\\IDE\\CommonExtensions\\Microsoft\\TeamFoundation\\Team Explorer\\tf.exe",
    "tfvc.restrictWorkspace": true

then I entered my TFS login/password with team signin command and it started to work. It even can show the diff:

While doing the experimentation with TFS I created a personal access token, but I did not figure out how to use it with the plugin:

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