Chrome Debugger Broken
Unfortunately, I was caught out by an issue recently which frustrated my adoption of it. I’m unsure of the cause is down to CRM, Chrome or a combination but when trying to debug some code Chrome would not highlight the line both when it went to the break point and afterwards when trying to step through the code. It only happened when I included this line within a HTML web resource.
Yet the IE debugger worked fine and as expected (makes a change!).
Here is what it looked like!
Then we remove the JS include and everything is fine:
Ar first I thought a workaround was to place the code in a separate JS file. That works fine for when calling functions in that library but if the web resource has JS code within it too that you need to step-through you are out of luck my friend. At time of writing I don’t have an older VM available to test but I am sure this issue only occurs in the following scenario:
D365 Online v22.214.171.12428 + Chrome (v77.0.3865.90) + HMTL Web Resource and trying to include the Global Context library.
Plus, now that I come to think about it I have always avoided inline JS code where possible and favored reusable / encapsulated code within appropriate libraries.
What’s the lesson
I have spent a serious amount of time trying to understand a problem, that is highly unlikely to ever actually be a damn problem in the first place. Well done me! Take a bow Antony Grrr.