Visual Studio Code is a powerful and popular code editor for programmers, which can also very well be used for working with Sling code. This short document will outline the steps required for the installation and configuration of VSCode for Sling programming by using the Eqela Sling extension for Visual Studio Code, and how to enable the Sling color theme in Visual Studio Code.

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Install Visual Studio Code

First and foremost, if you have not done so already, download and install the latest version of Visual Studio Code:

Install the Sling extension

Once you have installed Visual Studio Code, then proceed to installing the Sling Programming Language Support extension, which also includes the "Sling" color theme. This can be installed directly from within Visual Studio Code through the standard mechanism:

  1. Press "Ctrl+P" to open the action popup.

  2. Type the following and press enter: ext install

After restarting your VSCode, the extension should be fully installed and functional. For reference, you may also visit the Sling extension page on the Visual Studio Marketplace:

Use the Sling color theme

The Sling extension also comes with the Sling color theme, which provides the classic color theme, along with the Emerge green background color, as has been usual in Eqela development since the times of Eqela Studio.

To configure the color theme, go to File -> Preferences -> Color Theme:

From the list that is presented, select Sling. After this, your Visual Studio Code should look somewhat like the image shown below:

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