nRF Connect for VS Code
Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF Connect for VS Code extension enhances the development experience for all aspects of nRF Connect SDK application development in VS Code. With this extension pack, you can develop applications for the nRF91 Series, nRF53 Series, and nRF52 Series devices from Nordic Semiconductor. It includes an interface to the compiler and linker, an RTOS-aware debugger, a seamless interface to the nRF Connect SDK, and an integrated serial terminal.
For detailed information about the extension, see the nRF Connect for VS Code documentation site.
Develop, build, test, and deploy embedded applications based on the nRF Connect SDK with the nRF Connect for VS Code features.
Add custom boards
With its Create a new board wizard, nRF Connect for VS Code provides support for the nRF91 Series, the nRF53 Series, the nRF52 Series, shields supported by Zephyr RTOS, and custom boards. The extension lets you create, build, and debug applications all within the same window using either the command-line or in the extension's graphical interface Views.
Wizards for creating and building
Smoothly create a new application using the New Application wizard with just a few clicks. The New Application wizard features an intuitive user-interface to help you manage the paths of the nRF Connect SDK, the nRF Connect Toolchain, and more.
Source file management
From the Details View, you can view the application's source files, input files, and output files. This allows you to stay organized within your project by having all related application directories and files in the same location, instead of having to manually open their location and move around from window to window.
Custom task bindings for specific actions
Create and manage custom task bindings in nRF Connect for VS Code and execute them when you Build or Flash an application.
Custom task bindings can be created in nRF Connect for VS Code Actions View, or manually by editing the appropriate
Memory report for ROM and RAM usage
The extension offers a Memory report that displays the percentage and size of ROM and RAM usage within your device's application.
The Memory report displays both a treeview and a sunburst diagram to easily visualize how much memory each node takes up on your device.
Improved debugging experience
You can help improve nRF Connect for VS Code by sending Nordic Semiconductor anonymous statistics on how you interact with the extension. You can enable or disable this feature at any time in the User Settings.
Go to Preferences > Settings > Extensions > nRF Connect >
The extension also respects the main VS Code telemetry setting found in the menu paths below:
Go to Preferences > Settings > Application > Telemetry >
What kind of information do we collect?
When telemetry is enabled, the extension collects the following information:
How do we use this information?
The information is used to analyze user interaction with nRF Connect for VS Code and determine areas of improvement.
How is this information processed and shared?
All telemetry entries are identified by a hash value that is unique to the current instance setup. No personal details are disclosed in the telemetry data. We do not share the data with any third-party companies or individuals outside of Nordic Semiconductor.