I'm trying to get some debug information from my application, but setting breakpoints in my code is very time consuming.

I registered an application event named "debug" and added a handler in my component that will spit out some debug information (using console.log). I set the access control to "global":


<aura:event type="APPLICATION" access="global" />

I was hoping that I could just create and fire the event from the javascript developer console:

> $A.get('e.namespace:debug')

... but that just returned undefined. I'm still new to developing in Lightning and I'm beginning to question whether this is even possible.

  • I think I've got all the relevant information in my question, but if there's something I'm missing just let me know in the comments and I'll update as soon as I can. – JDB still remembers Monica Jul 18 '17 at 22:18


Looks like it was as easy as I had hoped after all, I just hadn't actually added the handler to my component yet. As soon as I added the handler, the event was recognized and I was able to create it from the console.

For posterity, here's the handler XML I added to my component (which must actually be loaded on the screen for this to work):

<aura:handler event="c:debug" action="{!c.handleDebug}"/>

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