Tailwind CSS IntelliSense enhances the Tailwind development experience by providing Visual Studio Code users with advanced features such as autocomplete, syntax highlighting, and linting.
Install via the Visual Studio Code Marketplace →
In order for the extension to activate you must have
tailwindcss installed and a Tailwind config file named
tailwind.js in your workspace.
Intelligent suggestions for class names, as well as CSS functions and directives.
Highlights errors and potential bugs in both your CSS and your markup.
See the complete CSS for a Tailwind class name by hovering over it.
CSS Syntax Highlighting
Provides syntax definitions so that Tailwind features are highlighted correctly.
Recommended VS Code Settings
VS Code has built-in CSS validation which may display errors when using Tailwind-specific syntax, such as
@apply. You can disable this with the
By default VS Code will not trigger completions when editing "string" content, for example within JSX attribute values. Updating the
editor.quickSuggestions setting may improve your experience, particularly when editing Tailwind classes within JSX:
This setting allows you to add additional language support. The key of each entry is the new language ID and the value is any one of the extensions built-in languages, depending on how you want the new language to be treated (e.g.
Enable completions when using Emmet-style syntax, for example
Controls whether the editor should render inline color decorators for Tailwind CSS classes and helper functions.
inherit: Color decorators are rendered if
editor.colorDecorators is enabled.
on: Color decorators are rendered.
off: Color decorators are not rendered.
Enable linting. Rules can be configured individually using the
ignore: disable lint rule entirely
warning: rule violations will be considered "warnings," typically represented by a yellow underline
error: rule violations will be considered "errors," typically represented by a red underline
Unknown screen name used with the
@screen directive. Default:
Unknown variant name used with the
@variants directive. Default:
Unknown value used with the
@tailwind directive. Default:
Unsupported use of the
@apply directive. Default:
Unknown or invalid path used with the
theme helper. Default:
Class names on the same HTML element which apply the same CSS property or properties. Default:
If you’re having issues getting the IntelliSense features to activate, there are a few things you can check:
- Ensure that you have a Tailwind config file in your workspace and that this is named
tailwind.js. Check out the Tailwind documentation for details on creating a config file.
- Ensure that the
tailwindcss module is installed in your workspace, via
pnpm. Tailwind CSS IntelliSense does not currently support Yarn Plug'n'Play.
- If you installed
tailwindcss or created your config file while your project was already open in Visual Studio Code you may need to reload the editor. You can either restart VS Code entirely, or use the
Developer: Reload Window command which can be found in the command palette.
- Make sure your VS Code settings aren’t causing your Tailwind config file to be excluded from search, for example via the