VS Code Disable Logging Loading Symbols

Date Published: 25 May 2021

VS Code Disable Logging Loading Symbols

When I create a new .NET (5) console application and run it in VS Code, I get output like the following:

console output loading symbols

This is just a lot of noise that adds no value and I'd like to disable it so I can see the actual output of my program.

Fortunately, there's a simple way to do this - just add a setting in your launch.json file:

launch.json file

Here's the relevant setting if you just want to copy/paste it:

// add a comma before this, 
// perhaps after "stopAtEntry": false
"logging": {
    "moduleLoad": false

That's it. Once this is done, the same output will look something like this:

console output after logging is off

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Steve Smith

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Steve is an experienced software architect and trainer, focusing on code quality and Domain-Driven Design with .NET.