Flix for Visual Studio Code
The official Visual Studio Code extension for the Flix Programming Language
Flix is a next-generation reliable, safe, concise, and functional-first
We aim to have world-class Visual Studio Code support and our extension is based
on the real Flix compiler infrastructure.
- Code highlighting for *.flix files.
- Auto-complete as you type.
- Auto-complete common code constructs.
Type and Effect Hovers
- Hover over any expression to see its type and effect.
- Hover over any local variable or formal parameter to see its type.
- Hover over any function to see its type signature and documentation.
- Hover over any first-class Datalog constraint expression to see its stratification.
Jump to Definition
- Jump to the definition of any function.
- Jump to the definition of any local variable or formal parameter.
- Jump to the definition of any enum case.
- Find all references to a function.
- Find all references to a local variable or formal parameter.
- Find all references to an enum case.
- List all document symbols.
- List all workspace symbols.
- Rename local variables or formal parameters.
- Rename functions.
main from within the editor.
- Run benchmarks and unit tests from within the editor.
- Highlights semantically related symbols.
- Additional code highlighting hints provided by the compiler.
- Install the Flix Visual Studio Code extension.
- The extension will automatically download the Flix compiler.
Alternative (for advanced users):
- Upon startup, the extension with look for a
flix.jar compiler in the project
root and use that if available.
- This can be used to run a nightly (or custom-built) version of the compiler.
- Requires Java 11 (or later).
- Ensure that the
java command is on your path.
Information about running, debugging, and packaging the extension is available in DEV.md.