The Monaco Editor is the fully featured code editor from VS Code. Check out the VS Code docs to see some of the supported features.
Try it out
Try out the editor and see various examples in our interactive playground.
The playground is the best way to learn about how to use the editor, which features is supports, to try out different versions and to create minimal reproducible examples for bug reports.
> npm install monaco-editor
You will get:
/esm: ESM version of the editor (compatible with e.g. webpack)
/dev: AMD bundled, not minified
/min: AMD bundled, and minified
/min-maps: source maps for
monaco.d.ts: this specifies the API of the editor (this is what is actually versioned, everything else is considered private and might break with any release).
It is recommended to develop against the
dev version, and in production to use the
- Learn how to integrate the editor with these complete samples.
- Learn how to use the editor API and try out your own customizations in the playground.
- Explore the API docs or read them straight from
- Read this guide to ensure the editor is accessible to all your users!
- Create a Monarch tokenizer for a new programming language in the Monarch playground.
- Ask questions on StackOverflow! Search open and closed issues, there are a lot of tips in there!
Create issues in this repository for anything related to the Monaco Editor. Please search for existing issues to avoid duplicates.
The Monaco Editor is generated straight from VS Code's sources with some shims around services the code needs to make it run in a web browser outside of its home.
None. The Monaco Editor is a library and it reflects directly the source code.
Language services create web workers to compute heavy stuff outside of the UI thread. They cost hardly anything in terms of resource overhead and you shouldn't worry too much about them, as long as you get them to work (see above the cross-domain case).
loader.js? Can I use
It is an AMD loader that we use in VS Code. Yes.
HTML5 does not allow pages loaded on
file:// to create web workers. Please load the editor with a web server on
- Please see https://github.com/bolinfest/monaco-tm which puts together
vscode-textmateto get TM grammar support in the editor.
Contributing / Local Development
We are welcoming contributions from the community! Please see CONTRIBUTING for details how you can contribute effectively, how you can run the editor from sources and how you can debug and fix issues.
Code of Conduct
This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct. For more information see the Code of Conduct FAQ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions or comments.
Licensed under the MIT License.