Extensions We Recommend
In addition to the extension pack shipped by Salesforce, the following extensions are useful for Salesforce developers. We also package the Extension pack with some of the most-used community extensions in the expanded extension pack.
NOTE: Code Builder comes with pre-installed extensions, this list is not of relevance if Code Builder is your development environment of choice.
Allows you to run Apex static analysis directly in VS Code on Apex and Visualforce files.
Apex Log Analyzer
An analyzer for Salesforce debug logs aimed at making performance analysis much easier and quicker. It’s also useful for quickly understanding how your code is executing.
Prettier also supports Apex formatting through the Apex Prettier Plugin.
VS Code doesn’t ship with rich XML tools by default. This extension, built by Red Hat, provides language support for XML documents such as the
package.xml files in your VS Code project.
The community has developed several extensions to help make Salesforce development more productive. To find these, search the Visual Studio Code Marketplace or browse all extensions tagged Salesforce.
Debugger for Java
Java Debugger based on Java Debug Server that extends the Language Support for Java by Red Hat. It allows you to debug Java code in VSCode. Install this extension to invoke and debug Java functions.