Using Ember in Visual Studio Code
Welcome to Ember
Tip: To test that you have Node.js and npm correctly installed on your machine, you can type
To install Ember CLI, in a terminal or command prompt type:
npm install -g ember-cli
This may take a few minutes to install. You can now create a new Ember.js application by typing:
ember new my-app
Let's quickly run our Ember application by navigating to the new folder and typing
ember serve to start the web server and open the application in a browser:
cd my-app ember serve
Once you see the Build successful message, you can open your browser to http://localhost:4200 and you should see "Congratulations, you made it!". You can press Ctrl+C to stop the Ember server.
To open your Ember application in VS Code, open another terminal (or command prompt) and navigate to the
my-app folder and type
cd my-app code .
Syntax highlighting and bracket matching
Now expand the
app folder and select the
app.js file. You'll notice that VS Code has syntax highlighting for the various source code elements and, if you put the cursor on a parentheses, the matching bracket is also selected.
As you start typing in
app.js, you'll see smart suggestions or completions.
After you select a suggestion and type
., you see the types and methods on the object through IntelliSense.
*.d.ts) for the npm modules referenced in the
If you select a method, you'll also get parameter help:
Go to Definition, Peek definition
Through the TypeScript language service, VS Code can also provide type definition information in the editor through Go to Definition (F12) or Peek Definition (⌥F12 (Windows Alt+F12, Linux Ctrl+Shift+F10)). Put the cursor over
Application, right click and select Peek Definition. A Peek window will open showing the
Application definition from
ember_application Type Declaration file.
Press Escape to close the Peek window.
The VS Code Marketplace has many community created extensions for Ember.js development which add features like code snippets and advanced code suggestions. You can search in the Extensions view (⇧⌘X (Windows, Linux Ctrl+Shift+X)) by typing 'ember'.
Can I debug Ember client side code with VS Code?
You can use the Debugger for Chrome extension for client side debugging. Unfortunately it is difficult to get the configuration correct due to the sourcemaps created by the Ember CLI default transpiler. See here for an explanation and partial workaround.