In your Visual Studio Code, you can now set up Power Platform Tools / Power Platform CLI Extension for Visual Studio Code (VS Code).
Here’s VS Marketplace Link for Power Platform Tools – https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=microsoft-IsvExpTools.powerplatform-vscode
Let’s review in this post!
Extensions in Visual Studio Code
Here’s how you can install Power Platform Build Tools in Visual Studio Code
- Navigate to Extensions section in Visual Studio Code.
- Search for Power Platform Tools
- It’ll then start installing –
- When you open the installed extension, you’ll be asked to Add Auth Profile.
- Clicking on Add Auth Profile will open up the Login dialog.
- Once you enter Username and Password and authenticate yourself into the environment, after a few moments, you’ll see the environments show up in Visual Studio Code.
- And if you expand on the environments, you’ll see the Solutions in the environment and each of them will let you get some information right away –
Testing Power Platform Tools Extension
Let’s make sure the Power Platform Tools were successfully installed –
- Once installed, you can open a new Terminal and type ‘pac‘
- It should show you all the Commands available since you are logged in.
- And as you start to use the Commands, they have other options inside the Menus themselves.
- Here’s a sample Command I used to see all the Environments
- Had Power Platform Tools not been installed or Disabled, you’d see the below error –
Here’s the reference Blog which talks about Power Platform Extension for VS Code – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-platform-extension-for-vs-code/
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