Getting a external terminal to remain in VSCode

#1

Hello. I’ve managed to get rust to work in VSCode,with syntax highlighting and debugging via the RLS and the Rust extension. However,I made a basic hello world program,and when I debug it and it opens a external terminal to display the output,the external terminal is only open for about .5 seconds before it closes itself. Is there a way to keep the external terminal open?

Here’s my launch.json

{
"version": "0.2.0",
"configurations": [
    {
        "name": "(Windows) Launch",
        "type": "cppvsdbg",
        "request": "launch",
        "program": "${workspaceRoot}/target/debug/hello_world.exe",
        "args": [],
        "stopAtEntry": false,
        "cwd": "${workspaceRoot}",
        "environment": [],
        "externalConsole": true
    }
]}
#2

I’d recommend using the integrated terminal in vscode to run your rust programs, but in the case you wanted to use the external console, the following can work:

use std::io::stdin;
fn end() {
    println!("Press enter to continue");
    stdin().read_line(&mut String::new());
}
fn main() {
    //Your code
    end();
}
#3

Thanks for your fix. However,how would I use the integrated terminal,as that would seem to be a better solution.

#4

I believe you’d need to take away this line:

"externalConsole": true

from your config and remove the trailing comma.
Note that the integrated terminal is different than the debug output terminal (Which is what this would use).

#5

It showed the output in the debug terminal. Thank you.

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