Azure Extensions

In this step, you will learn how to install additional extensions that help you build applications that run on Azure.

The Marketplace

VS Code has a rich ecosystem of extensions found in the Extension Marketplace. There you can find 1000s of extensions to enhance your VS Code development experience ranging from new Themes, Icons, and Keymaps all the way to support for new languages, including debugging.

Here you will also find a rich collection of extensions that make it easy to build and host applications on Azure.

Tip: Click on an extension tile above to read the description and reviews in the Marketplace.

Browsing Extensions

You can browse and install extensions from within VS Code. Bring up the Extensions view by using the View: Extensions command (⇧⌘X (Windows, Linux Ctrl+Shift+X)).

Enter Azure in the search box and press Enter to query the Marketplace. You'll see a number of Azure related extensions.

Search for Extensions

Install the MS SQL Extension

Scroll to find the mssql extension and click on it to review the README. Click the Install button to download and install the extension. You'll be prompted to restart VS Code to load the extension.

SQL Extension

Open the Command Palette (⇧⌘P (Windows, Linux Ctrl+Shift+P)) and type in sql to search for the newly added commands which will let you connect to a SQL Server, run queries, and more!

SQL Commands

Learn More at

The Azure for Node.js developer center has a number of great articles on how to build and deploy Node.js based functions and applications to Azure.


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