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This VS Code extension provides support for the Julia programming language.

Getting started

Installing Julia/VS Code/VS Code Julia extension

  1. Install Julia for your platform:
  2. Install VS Code for your platform: At the end of this step you should be able to start VS Code.
  3. Choose Install in the VS Code Marketplace; or paste in browser's address bar to open this direct VS Code link vscode:extension/julialang.language-julia or manually install with:
    1. Start VS Code.
    2. Inside VS Code, go to the extensions view either by executing the View: Show Extensions command (click View->Command Palette...) or by clicking on the extension icon on the left side of the VS Code window.
    3. In the extensions view, simply search for the term julia in the marketplace search box, then select the extension named Julia and click the install button. You might have to restart VS Code after this step.

Configure the Julia extension

If you have installed Julia into a standard location on Mac or Windows, or if the Julia binary is on your PATH, the Julia VS Code extension should automatically find your Julia installation and you should not need to configure anything.

If the extension does not find your Julia installation automatically, or if you want to use a different Julia installation than the default one, you can set the julia.executablePath to point to the Julia executable that the extension should use. In that case the extension will always use that version of Julia. To edit your configuration settings, execute the Preferences: Open User Settings command (you can also access it via the menu File->Preferences->Settings), and then make sure your user settings include the julia.executablePath setting. The format of the string should follow your platform specific conventions, and be aware that the backlash \ is the escape character in JSON, so you need to use \\ as the path separator character on Windows.


The extension currently provides:


The documentation has sections that describe the features of this extension (including e.g. keyboard shortcuts). This repo also has legacy docs in the wiki.

Questions, Feature requests and contributions

  1. If you face any issues, please open an issue here.
  2. For some known issues and their solutions, please visit the known issues and workarounds.
  3. If there is already an issue opened related to yours, please leave an upvote/downvote on the issue.
  4. Contributions are always welcome! Please see our contributing guide for more details.


The Julia extension for Visual Studio Code collects usage data and sends it to the development team to help improve the extension. Read our privacy policy to learn more and how to disable any telemetry.