Azure Static Web Apps for Visual Studio Code
Use this extension to quickly create and manage Azure Static Web Apps directly from VS Code.
Visit the wiki for additional information about the extension.
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Create your first static web app
Click the '+' button in the explorer to setup a new static web app
Authorize access to your GitHub account so the extension can find your repositories
Select a repository and branch that will be deployed to the static web app
If your local project has a remote configured, the extension will default to that repository
Provide the app folder name
Location of your application code. For example, '/' represents the root of your app, while '/app' represents a directory called 'app'.
Provide the api folder name (optional)
Location of your Azure Functions code. For example, '/api' represents a folder called 'api'. If you don't have an Azure Functions project yet, don't worry! This is optional so just leave this blank.
Provide the build artifact folder name
The path of your build output relative to your apps location. For example, setting a value of 'build' when your app location is set to '/app' will cause the content at '/app/build' to be served.
✨ See recommended settings for popular frameworks and libraries
Updating your static web app
Commit and push your changes to the GitHub repository that your static web app is configured to. It will then use GitHub Actions to update your app.
If you create a pull request through GitHub, GitHub Actions will create a staging environment with your new changes live. Your Production environment and staging environments are all listed within your Static Web App as well as application settings.
IMPORTANT: The application settings only apply to the backend API of an Azure Static Web App.
Create a HTTP Function for your static web app
You can add a serverless API to your static web app by creating a HTTP Functions project.
Open your static web app project in your Visual Studio Code workspace
Select the button to create a new HTTP Function
Provide a HTTP Function name that is unique to your API
If this is your first HTTP Function, select a language for your API
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