Set Node Runtime Version in VSCode
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Set Node Runtime Version in VSCode


I have nvm installed on my Macbook Pro. Some deployed versions of my app run on Docker and on specific Node versions. I got different types of errors from packages and from Node when things weren't compiling. I wanted to force my Visual Studio Code editor to run certain versions of Node.

Method 1:

Set your nvm alias in your terminal to the Node version you want.

$nvm alias default 12

Method 2:

My preferred way of running the Node version is by adding it to my launch.json file.

  "version": "<some-version>",
  "configurations": [
    "type": "node",
    "runtimeVersion": "12", // If i need to run node 12
    "request": "launch",
    "name": "Launch",
    "program": "${workspaceFolder}/sample.js"