Microsoft Azure support for Visual Studio Code is provided through a rich set of extensions that make it easy to discover and interact with the cloud services that power your applications.
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Host your web sites using App Service, Azure's fully-managed Platform as a Service (PaaS) that let's you deploy and scale web, mobile, and API apps. The Azure App Service extension lets you quickly create sites, deploy them, view logs, and even set environment variables (such as a Connection String), right from within VS Code. For more information, see the App Service Walkthrough.
"Serverless computing" is done using Functions, Azure's event driven, compute on demand service. You focus on writing the code and Azure will managed the infrastructure. The Functions support in VS Code lets you quickly browse, create, manage, deploy, and even debug functions locally. For more information, please see the Functions Walkthrough.
Have a static site you want to host? You can use Azure Storage to host your site quickly and inexpensively. The Storage service also provides massive scale blob, file, and document storage with low latency and high throughput. VS Code's Storage support lets you deploy static sites, browse and edit Blob Containers, File Shares, Tables, and Queues. For more information, please see the Static Site Walkthrough.
Manage your Virtual Machines in VS Code. Use the Azure Virtual Machines extension to quickly create Virtual Machines with pre-configured SSH access. Use your VMs for deploying apps or connect to them directly using the Remote-SSH extension.
View all of your Azure Resources Groups and quickly navigate to them in the Azure View with the Azure Resource Groups extension.
Store your Docker images in private Container Registries using the Azure Container Registry, and run them in the cloud using App Service. VS Code's support for Docker helps you author
docker-compose files with rich completions (IntelliSense), syntax highlighting and checking, and linting support. The Explorer view makes it easy to build, run, and manage your local and remote containers and images. For more information, please see the Docker Walkthrough.
Using Azure Pipelines for continuous delivery of your apps from GitHub? Get schema-aware validation for your pipelines YAML files along with autocompletion to ensure your pipelines configuration files are ready for your deployments.
The Azure CLI makes it easy to manage all of your Azure resources from a terminal. If you write CLI scripts, VS Code's support provides syntax highlighting and completions (IntelliSense) for the CLI commands as well as your resources in Azure. You can execute one or more commands and even see the results in richly formatted
json, document. For more information, please see the Azure CLI Deployment Walkthrough.
You can automate management of Azure resources using ARM Templates and/or Bicep. VS Code's support for ARM and Bicep makes it easy to author declarative templates with rich editing and navigation experiences, including validations, code navigation, refactoring, and IntelliSense for available resource types, property names & values, dot-property access, scaffolding, and snippets.
Note: You can use Bicep instead of JSON for developing your Azure Resource Manager templates (ARM templates). Bicep simplifies the authoring experience by providing concise syntax, better support for code reuse, and improved type safety.
Intalling the Azure Tools installs all of the extensions listed above. Some of these extensions will also install the Azure Account extension which provides a single Azure login and subscription filtering experience.
You can easily uninstall individual extensions if you are not interested in using them, without affecting other extensions provided by this pack. You can uninstall all of the extensions by uninstalling the Azure Tools extension.
To sign in to your Azure Account, simply press
F1 and type in
Azure: Sign in (or click on the
Sign in to Azure... node in the Explorer).
Note: You may be prompted for access to your computer's secure credential storage service (e.g. Keychain Access on MacOS or Windows Credential Manager) so you don't need to sign in every time you start VS Code.
Once signed in, you can access many of your Azure resources through the Azure Explorer. If you have not signed into Azure yet, or if you don't have an Azure subscription, you can click on the approriate links.
You can access almost all Azure Services provided by these extensions through the Command Palette. Simply press
F1, then type in
Azure to find the available commands.
Docker commands can be found in the Command Palette in the same way, by pressing
F1 and then typing in
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README.md and we'll take a look!
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