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 Configuring Visual Studio code for Ethereum Blockchain development

This post was originally published by David Burela on his blog Burela's House-o-blog. Big thanks to David for allowing us publish it here!


Visual Studio code is a great tool for editing Solidity smart contracts, and is available on Windows, Mac & Linux. There is a great plugin that enables Syntax highlighting, snippets, and compiling of the current contract (if you aren’t using an external tool) https://github.com/juanfranblanco/vscode-solidity/

This configuration works really well with Truffle (as shown in the final screenshot). You can read how to install Truffle on Windows in my previous post.

 Step 1: Install Visual Studio code

https://code.visualstudio.com/

Easy option on Windows: Just install via https://chocolatey.org/ by using the command

choco install VisualstudioCode –y

 Step 2: Install Visual Studio extensions

Go into the extensions section, then install these plugins:

  • Solidity
  • Material Icon Theme image

 Step 3: Enable icon theme

Select File –> Preferences –> File Icon Theme. image

 Final result: Sexy workspace

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