Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code (VS Code) is a text editor program created by Microsoft with a robust extension system. Extensions provided added functionality for evaluating text as code. Salesforce has created robust extensions for VS Code that makes it ideal for creating metadata and code for the Salesforce Platform.

Why Use This Tool

As VS Code is a free program and Salesforce has invested much time in making extensions for it VS Code is an ideal, low barrier, staple for the Open Source Commons.

Installation and Setup

  1. Download and Install Visual Studio Code for the operating system of your choice.

  2. The Open Source Commons has curated an extension pack for VS Code that will install everything you need to get involved with a project.

Going Deeper


Back to top Commons badge Building technology together. The Commons is a community based approach to innovation on the Salesforce platform for Nonprofits and Schools.

Copyright 2022, All rights reserved. Use of this source code is governed by a BSD Revised license.