VSCode Extension for Spring Initializr
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Spring Initializr Java Support

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Spring Initializr is a lightweight extension to quickly generate a Spring Boot project in Visual Studio Code (VS Code). It helps you to customize your projects with configurations and manage Spring Boot dependencies.


Feature List

  • Generate a Maven/Gradle Spring Boot project
  • Customize configurations for a new project (language, group id, artifact id, boot version and dependencies)
  • Search for dependencies
  • Quickstart with last settings
  • Edit Spring Boot dependencies of an existing Spring Boot project


  • VS Code (version 1.19.0 or later)
  • JDK (version 1.8.0 or later)


Open VS Code and press F1 or Ctrl + Shift + P to open command palette, select Install Extension and type vscode-spring-initializr.

Or launch VS Code Quick Open (Ctrl + P), paste the following command, and press enter.

ext install vscode-spring-initializr


  • Launch VS Code
  • Press Ctrl + Shift + P to open command palette.
  • Type Spring Initializr to start generating a Maven or Gradle project.
  • Follow the wizard.
  • Right click inside the pom.xml or gradle.build file and choose Edit starters for dependency refactoring.


  // Default language.
  "spring.initializr.defaultLanguage": "Java",

  // Default value for Artifact Id.
  "spring.initializr.defaultArtifactId": "demo",

  // Default value for Group Id.
  "spring.initializr.defaultGroupId": "com.example",

  // Spring Initializr Service URL.
  "spring.initializr.serviceUrl": "https://start.spring.io/",

  // Default value for Packaging. Supported values are "JAR" and "WAR".
  "spring.initializr.defaultPackaging": "JAR",

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This extension is licensed under MIT License.


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