Browsing & Installing Extensions
Inside Visual Studio Code, press
CMD + Shift + P (
F1 on Windows) then type
~/.vscode/extensionsin a Terminal.
sudo npm install -g yo generator-code && yo code.
New Extension (TypeScript)and name your extension.
Restart Visual Studio Code and open the Developer Console. You should see a log message
Congratulations, your extension "Test" is now active!.
To edit your extension, open the
src/extension.jsfile inside your generated extension directory.
If you add node dependencies to your
package.json, remember to run
npm installinside your extension folder.
The WakaTime for VSCode extension is a great example to start with. Check out the extension source code from the GitHub repository. You can also use the WakaTime extension to measure how long it takes you to build your extension!
Here's the Official Extension Reference. Have fun creating new Vscode extensions!