Welcome to your VS Code Extension

What's in the folder

  • This folder contains all of the files necessary for your extension.
  • package.json - this is the manifest file in which you declare your language support and define the location of the grammar file that has been copied into your extension.
  • syntaxes/ll.tmLanguage.json - this is the Text mate grammar file that is used for tokenization.
  • language-configuration.json - this is the language configuration, defining the tokens that are used for comments and brackets.

Get up and running straight away

  • Make sure the language configuration settings in language-configuration.json are accurate.
  • Press F5 to open a new window with your extension loaded.
  • Create a new file with a file name suffix matching your language.
  • Verify that syntax highlighting works and that the language configuration settings are working.

Make changes

  • You can relaunch the extension from the debug toolbar after making changes to the files listed above.
  • You can also reload (Ctrl+R or Cmd+R on Mac) the VS Code window with your extension to load your changes.

Add more language features

Install your extension

  • To start using your extension with Visual Studio Code copy it into the <user home>/.vscode/extensions folder and restart Code.
  • To share your extension with the world, read on https://code.visualstudio.com/docs about publishing an extension.