[Fixed]-How to configure Visual Studio Code to debug Django app in a virtualenv?


For me, the following 2 changes worked

  1. Add an absolute path for pythonPath
  2. Use the "--noreload" option while starting the project

Here’s the relevant part of my config

        "name": "Django",
        "type": "python",
        "request": "launch",
        "stopOnEntry": true,
        "pythonPath": "/Users/xyz/Documents/dev/my_project/my_project_env/bin/python",
        "program": "${workspaceRoot}/manage.py",
        "args": [
        "debugOptions": [


1) Press CTRL + ,
2) Select Workspace Settings
3) Add the following line in the settings file opened.

"python.pythonPath": "path_to_your_env"

You’re done!


This official tutorial worked in my case.

Just needed to open the "command palette" of VS Code and select my Python Interpreter to the virtual environment:

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Full reference: https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/python/tutorial-django#_create-a-project-environment-for-the-django-tutorial

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