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TinyCLR OS allows developers to debug tiny IoT devices just like you would debug an application on a full PC, right from within Visual Studio, over USB or Serial. Set breakpoints, step through code, and examine variables without the need for specialized hardware or software.

By default, the system checks the MOD pin to determine the debug interface, USB or Serial. The user has the option to disable MOD pin feature and force (or disable) the debug interface. See Device Info for details.

When serial debugging is selected, it defaults to:

  • UART1 on SC13xxx
  • UART1 on SC20100
  • UART5 on SC20260

Information on using the Visual Studio debugger can be found in Microsoft's documentation here.