#DevHack: Open your VSCode extension settings from the code

February 26, 2021

For my VSCode Front Matter extension, I wanted to implement a link that allows you to open the VSCode settings to the extension quickly.

Front Matter - Quick link to settings
Front Matter - Quick link to settings

I could not find anything in the documentation but found a reference on Stackoverflow mentioning you could use: vscode.commands.executeCommand( 'workbench.action.openSettings', '<your extension>' );.

Using my extension ID was not working correctly. So I did some more digging in VSCode, and it seems you have to add @ext:<your extension id>. In the case of my Front Matter extension this is:

vscode.commands.executeCommand('workbench.action.openSettings', '@ext:eliostruyf.vscode-front-matter');


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