MATLAB extension for Visual Studio Code
This extension provides support for editing MATLAB® code in Visual Studio® Code and includes features such as syntax highlighting, code analysis, navigation support, and more.
You can use this extension with or without MATLAB installed on your system. However, to make use of the advanced code-editing features of the extension, you must have MATLAB R2021a or later installed. For more information, see the Get Started section.
For an overview of the major features of this extension, you can watch the Introducing the New MATLAB Extension for Visual Studio Code video.
You can install the extension from within Visual Studio Code or download it from Visual Studio Code Marketplace. After installing the extension, you might need to configure it to make full use of all the features. For more information, see the Configuration section.
To get started using the extension, open any MATLAB code file, or create a new file and set the language to MATLAB.
Basic Features (MATLAB not required)
The extension provides several basic features, regardless of whether you have MATLAB installed on your system. These features include:
Advanced Features (requires MATLAB installed on your system)
If you have MATLAB R2021a or later installed on your system, you have access to an additional set of advanced code-editing features. These features include:
To configure the extension, go to the extension settings and select from the available options.
MATLAB Install Path Setting
If you have MATLAB installed on your system, the extension automatically checks the system path for the location of the MATLAB executable. If the MATLAB executable is not on the system path, you may need to manually set the
You can determine the full path of your MATLAB installation by using the
For example, run the
In the extension settings, set the
MATLAB Index Workspace Setting
By default, the extension indexes all the MATLAB code files (
MATLAB Connection Timing Setting
By default, the extension starts MATLAB in the background when you open a MATLAB code file in Visual Studio Code. To control when the extension starts MATLAB, set the
MATLAB Telemetry Setting
You can help improve the extension by sending user experience information to MathWorks®. By default, the extension sends user experience information to MathWorks. To disable sending information, set the
If the MATLAB install path is not properly configured, you get an error when you try to use certain advanced features, such as document formatting and code navigation.
To resolve the error, set the MATLAB install path to the location of the MATLAB executable. For more information, see the Configuration > MATLAB Install Path Setting section.
We encourage all feedback. If you encounter a technical issue or have an enhancement request, create an issue here or contact MathWorks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Release date: 2023-06-5
Release date: 2023-04-26