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Yo Code - Extension and Customization Generator

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We have written a Yeoman generator to help get you started. We plan to add templates for most extension/customization types into this.

Install the Generator

Install Yeoman and the VS Code Extension generator:

npm install -g yo generator-code

Run Yo Code

The Yeoman generator will walk you through the steps required to create your customization or extension prompting for the required information.

To launch the generator simply type:

yo code

The command generator

Generator Output

These templates will

  • Create a base folder structure
  • Template out a rough package.json
  • Import any assets required for your extension e.g. tmBundles or the VS Code Library
  • For Extensions: Set-up launch.json for running your extension and attaching to a process

Run Generator using Docker

If you don't want to install nodejs or any node packages, use this method to containerize the generator.

Go into your project directory

cd <project directory>

Build the docker image from the docker file

docker build -t vscode-generator-code .

Create a docker container with volumes

docker run -v $(pwd):/usr/src/app vscode-generator-code


  • 1.0.0: Generates a VS Code extension for TypeScript 2.0.3
  • 0.10.x: Generates a VS Code extension for TypeScript 1.8.10



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