Monday, September 18, 2017

How to install Visual Studio Code (VSCode) with Salesforce DX - Sep 2017

In this post, we will see how to install Visual Studio Code (vscode) and install Saleforce DX CLI (SFDX CLI) as an extension in vscode text editor .Salesforce DX Development team has added Syntax highlighting for Apex, Visualforce and Lightning bundle files. Auto complete feature is provided for Apex code, which is based on Apex Language Server.

Salesforce DX is now generally available. Visual Studio code is now officially supported with Salesforce DX instead of IDE which is not very surprising as it is very challenging to work with the IDE.

VS code uses Java and a jar file under the hood to provide syntax highlighting and auto completion. So we need to install latest version of Java first.

You also need SFDX CLI installed on your machine to use the Salesforce DX features in VSCode IDE.

Install JDK from Oracle Website and set the JAVA_HOME environment variable.

Download and install vscode from The extension name is
"Visual Studio Code Extension Pack for Salesforce DX"

Visual Studio Code Extension can be downloaded from

If you have already installed the extension and are facing issue like the command not appearing in the command pallete, uninstall the extension and try reinstalling those.

See and follow the procedure given in this video.


Daniel M. Humbert said...

Oh, thanks for a good advises. Recently I had some error... I could not open the jar file. I couldn't understand why it happened, and tried to find a solution in the interner. And I found a site with the help of which I finally got an open jar file now I will know what to do in such situations.

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