Your Extensions Folder
VS Code looks for extensions under your extensions folder
.vscode/extensions. Depending on your platform it is located:
If you want to load your extension or customization each time VS Code runs, copy your project to a new folder under
Sharing Privately with Others (Side-loading)
If you want to share your extension or customization with others privately, you can simply send them a copy of the output from the generator and ask them to add it under their
Install a Packaged Extension (.vsix)
You can manually install an VS Code extension packaged in a
.vsix file. Simply install using the VS Code command line providing the path to the
The extension will be installed under your user
.vscode/extensions folder. You may provide multiple
.vsix files on the command line to install multiple extensions at once.
You can also install a
.vsix by opening the file from within VS Code. Run
File | Open File... or
kb(workbench.action.files.openFile) and select the extension
Publishing to the Gallery
- Extension Gallery - Learn more about VS Code's public extension gallery.
- Publishing Extensions - Learn how to package and publish your extensions.