Creating Extensions for Visual Studio Code: A Complete Guide

Creating Extensions for Visual Studio Code: A Complete Guide

Extensions are an indispensable part of project development. They play a vital role in improving your productivity on a project, helping you customize your project, and more. Visual Studio Code extensions are add-ons that enhance your productivity and allow you to customize your project by adding new features or integrating existing tools into it. These extensions can customize existing or new projects by adding files, new palettes, menus, commands, and so on.

This post explains how to create a Visual Studio Code extension that creates a new project palette.

Let’s get started!

Prerequisites

Create a VSIX project

Follow these steps to create a VSIX project:

Step 1: Create a new VSIX project in Visual Studio Code through Terminal > New Terminal.

Step 2: Run the following command to install the Code Generator:

npm install -g yo generator-code

Now the extension is ready for use with a TypeScript or JavaScript project.

Step 3: Run the following generator command and wait for some time (approximately 5 minutes) for the extension generator to be loaded.

yo code

Step 4: Fill out all the fields for a TypeScript project as illustrated in the following screenshot.

Fill out all the fields for a TypeScript project

The extension project has been created successfully.

Step 5: Open the project by executing the following command:

cd Mycode //The Mycode is an extension identifier name.

code .

The project will be shown in the Explorer window as in the following screenshot.

Project shown in the Explorer window

Update the extension details

The package.json file has the VS Code extension name, description, author, license, and other details. Open the package.json file to edit the extension details as shown in the following screenshot.

Open the package.json file to edit the extension details

Create a Visual Studio Code project template

We can create a project template for any project type available in the dotnet new command. Here, I am going to create a new **Blazor **project for demonstration purposes.

Step 1: Create a new folder in the following structure.

{VSIX Project Location}/templates/BlazorServer

Step 2: Open the Terminal (Terminal > New Terminal) and navigate to the BlazorServer location using cd command.

Step 3: Run the following command to create the Blazor server app.

dotnet new blazorserver

The following screenshot shows the output on running the command.

output

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Creating Extensions for Visual Studio Code: A Complete Guide
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PyTumblr: A Python Tumblr API v2 Client

PyTumblr

Installation

Install via pip:

$ pip install pytumblr

Install from source:

$ git clone https://github.com/tumblr/pytumblr.git
$ cd pytumblr
$ python setup.py install

Usage

Create a client

A pytumblr.TumblrRestClient is the object you'll make all of your calls to the Tumblr API through. Creating one is this easy:

client = pytumblr.TumblrRestClient(
    '<consumer_key>',
    '<consumer_secret>',
    '<oauth_token>',
    '<oauth_secret>',
)

client.info() # Grabs the current user information

Two easy ways to get your credentials to are:

  1. The built-in interactive_console.py tool (if you already have a consumer key & secret)
  2. The Tumblr API console at https://api.tumblr.com/console
  3. Get sample login code at https://api.tumblr.com/console/calls/user/info

Supported Methods

User Methods

client.info() # get information about the authenticating user
client.dashboard() # get the dashboard for the authenticating user
client.likes() # get the likes for the authenticating user
client.following() # get the blogs followed by the authenticating user

client.follow('codingjester.tumblr.com') # follow a blog
client.unfollow('codingjester.tumblr.com') # unfollow a blog

client.like(id, reblogkey) # like a post
client.unlike(id, reblogkey) # unlike a post

Blog Methods

client.blog_info(blogName) # get information about a blog
client.posts(blogName, **params) # get posts for a blog
client.avatar(blogName) # get the avatar for a blog
client.blog_likes(blogName) # get the likes on a blog
client.followers(blogName) # get the followers of a blog
client.blog_following(blogName) # get the publicly exposed blogs that [blogName] follows
client.queue(blogName) # get the queue for a given blog
client.submission(blogName) # get the submissions for a given blog

Post Methods

Creating posts

PyTumblr lets you create all of the various types that Tumblr supports. When using these types there are a few defaults that are able to be used with any post type.

The default supported types are described below.

  • state - a string, the state of the post. Supported types are published, draft, queue, private
  • tags - a list, a list of strings that you want tagged on the post. eg: ["testing", "magic", "1"]
  • tweet - a string, the string of the customized tweet you want. eg: "Man I love my mega awesome post!"
  • date - a string, the customized GMT that you want
  • format - a string, the format that your post is in. Support types are html or markdown
  • slug - a string, the slug for the url of the post you want

We'll show examples throughout of these default examples while showcasing all the specific post types.

Creating a photo post

Creating a photo post supports a bunch of different options plus the described default options * caption - a string, the user supplied caption * link - a string, the "click-through" url for the photo * source - a string, the url for the photo you want to use (use this or the data parameter) * data - a list or string, a list of filepaths or a single file path for multipart file upload

#Creates a photo post using a source URL
client.create_photo(blogName, state="published", tags=["testing", "ok"],
                    source="https://68.media.tumblr.com/b965fbb2e501610a29d80ffb6fb3e1ad/tumblr_n55vdeTse11rn1906o1_500.jpg")

#Creates a photo post using a local filepath
client.create_photo(blogName, state="queue", tags=["testing", "ok"],
                    tweet="Woah this is an incredible sweet post [URL]",
                    data="/Users/johnb/path/to/my/image.jpg")

#Creates a photoset post using several local filepaths
client.create_photo(blogName, state="draft", tags=["jb is cool"], format="markdown",
                    data=["/Users/johnb/path/to/my/image.jpg", "/Users/johnb/Pictures/kittens.jpg"],
                    caption="## Mega sweet kittens")

Creating a text post

Creating a text post supports the same options as default and just a two other parameters * title - a string, the optional title for the post. Supports markdown or html * body - a string, the body of the of the post. Supports markdown or html

#Creating a text post
client.create_text(blogName, state="published", slug="testing-text-posts", title="Testing", body="testing1 2 3 4")

Creating a quote post

Creating a quote post supports the same options as default and two other parameter * quote - a string, the full text of the qote. Supports markdown or html * source - a string, the cited source. HTML supported

#Creating a quote post
client.create_quote(blogName, state="queue", quote="I am the Walrus", source="Ringo")

Creating a link post

  • title - a string, the title of post that you want. Supports HTML entities.
  • url - a string, the url that you want to create a link post for.
  • description - a string, the desciption of the link that you have
#Create a link post
client.create_link(blogName, title="I like to search things, you should too.", url="https://duckduckgo.com",
                   description="Search is pretty cool when a duck does it.")

Creating a chat post

Creating a chat post supports the same options as default and two other parameters * title - a string, the title of the chat post * conversation - a string, the text of the conversation/chat, with diablog labels (no html)

#Create a chat post
chat = """John: Testing can be fun!
Renee: Testing is tedious and so are you.
John: Aw.
"""
client.create_chat(blogName, title="Renee just doesn't understand.", conversation=chat, tags=["renee", "testing"])

Creating an audio post

Creating an audio post allows for all default options and a has 3 other parameters. The only thing to keep in mind while dealing with audio posts is to make sure that you use the external_url parameter or data. You cannot use both at the same time. * caption - a string, the caption for your post * external_url - a string, the url of the site that hosts the audio file * data - a string, the filepath of the audio file you want to upload to Tumblr

#Creating an audio file
client.create_audio(blogName, caption="Rock out.", data="/Users/johnb/Music/my/new/sweet/album.mp3")

#lets use soundcloud!
client.create_audio(blogName, caption="Mega rock out.", external_url="https://soundcloud.com/skrillex/sets/recess")

Creating a video post

Creating a video post allows for all default options and has three other options. Like the other post types, it has some restrictions. You cannot use the embed and data parameters at the same time. * caption - a string, the caption for your post * embed - a string, the HTML embed code for the video * data - a string, the path of the file you want to upload

#Creating an upload from YouTube
client.create_video(blogName, caption="Jon Snow. Mega ridiculous sword.",
                    embed="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40pUYLacrj4")

#Creating a video post from local file
client.create_video(blogName, caption="testing", data="/Users/johnb/testing/ok/blah.mov")

Editing a post

Updating a post requires you knowing what type a post you're updating. You'll be able to supply to the post any of the options given above for updates.

client.edit_post(blogName, id=post_id, type="text", title="Updated")
client.edit_post(blogName, id=post_id, type="photo", data="/Users/johnb/mega/awesome.jpg")

Reblogging a Post

Reblogging a post just requires knowing the post id and the reblog key, which is supplied in the JSON of any post object.

client.reblog(blogName, id=125356, reblog_key="reblog_key")

Deleting a post

Deleting just requires that you own the post and have the post id

client.delete_post(blogName, 123456) # Deletes your post :(

A note on tags: When passing tags, as params, please pass them as a list (not a comma-separated string):

client.create_text(blogName, tags=['hello', 'world'], ...)

Getting notes for a post

In order to get the notes for a post, you need to have the post id and the blog that it is on.

data = client.notes(blogName, id='123456')

The results include a timestamp you can use to make future calls.

data = client.notes(blogName, id='123456', before_timestamp=data["_links"]["next"]["query_params"]["before_timestamp"])

Tagged Methods

# get posts with a given tag
client.tagged(tag, **params)

Using the interactive console

This client comes with a nice interactive console to run you through the OAuth process, grab your tokens (and store them for future use).

You'll need pyyaml installed to run it, but then it's just:

$ python interactive-console.py

and away you go! Tokens are stored in ~/.tumblr and are also shared by other Tumblr API clients like the Ruby client.

Running tests

The tests (and coverage reports) are run with nose, like this:

python setup.py test

Author: tumblr
Source Code: https://github.com/tumblr/pytumblr
License: Apache-2.0 license

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Creating Extensions for Visual Studio Code: A Complete Guide

Creating Extensions for Visual Studio Code: A Complete Guide

Extensions are an indispensable part of project development. They play a vital role in improving your productivity on a project, helping you customize your project, and more. Visual Studio Code extensions are add-ons that enhance your productivity and allow you to customize your project by adding new features or integrating existing tools into it. These extensions can customize existing or new projects by adding files, new palettes, menus, commands, and so on.

This post explains how to create a Visual Studio Code extension that creates a new project palette.

Let’s get started!

Prerequisites

Create a VSIX project

Follow these steps to create a VSIX project:

Step 1: Create a new VSIX project in Visual Studio Code through Terminal > New Terminal.

Step 2: Run the following command to install the Code Generator:

npm install -g yo generator-code

Now the extension is ready for use with a TypeScript or JavaScript project.

Step 3: Run the following generator command and wait for some time (approximately 5 minutes) for the extension generator to be loaded.

yo code

Step 4: Fill out all the fields for a TypeScript project as illustrated in the following screenshot.

Fill out all the fields for a TypeScript project

The extension project has been created successfully.

Step 5: Open the project by executing the following command:

cd Mycode //The Mycode is an extension identifier name.

code .

The project will be shown in the Explorer window as in the following screenshot.

Project shown in the Explorer window

Update the extension details

The package.json file has the VS Code extension name, description, author, license, and other details. Open the package.json file to edit the extension details as shown in the following screenshot.

Open the package.json file to edit the extension details

Create a Visual Studio Code project template

We can create a project template for any project type available in the dotnet new command. Here, I am going to create a new **Blazor **project for demonstration purposes.

Step 1: Create a new folder in the following structure.

{VSIX Project Location}/templates/BlazorServer

Step 2: Open the Terminal (Terminal > New Terminal) and navigate to the BlazorServer location using cd command.

Step 3: Run the following command to create the Blazor server app.

dotnet new blazorserver

The following screenshot shows the output on running the command.

output

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Brain Crist

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Writing Visual Studio Extensions with Mads - Episode 1: Item Templates

Join Mads Kristensen from the Visual Studio team each week as he builds extensions for Visual Studio live!

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My Visual Studio Code Extensions (2020 Edition)

In this video, I’ll be showing you all of my Visual Studio extensions

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COMO USAR e trabalhar com Code Review no Visual Studio Code

Não é todo programador que gosta de compartilhar o seu trabalho ou até mesmo receber feedbacks de como o seu código foi escrito, mas o Code Review é cada vez mais comum em empresas do mundo todo.

Conheça uma extensão para Visual Studio Code e comece a trabalhar com Code Review em seu próximo projeto. Essa é a sua chance de saber COMO USAR e trabalhar com Code Review no Visual Studio Code.

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