CodeTogether for VS Code Installation Guide

Installing the CodeTogether Extension​

CodeTogether requires VS Code 1.44 or higher. You have two options when installing the CodeTogether extension:

Installing the VSIX file in VS Code

If you choose to download the VSIX file, complete these steps to add the CodeTogether extension to Visual Studio Code.

  1. In VS Code, select View > Extensions.
  2. Click the command drop-down [. . .] and select Install from VSIX, or select Extensions: Install from VSIX from the Command Palette.
  3. Select the downloaded .vsix file and click Install. A notification displays when installation is complete.
  4. Start collaborating! See the CodeTogether Getting Started Guide for details.

Starting and Stopping a Session

To start a CodeTogether session, use Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+P to bring up the command palette and select the CodeTogether: Start Sharing command.

When the session starts, the URL you can use to invite others to the session is automatically copied to your clipboard. In case you lose the URL, you can use the CodeTogether: Invite command to copy the URL to the clipboard at any time.

Use the CodeTogether: Stop Sharing command to end the session. You can also click the CodeTogether status bar item to manage your session.

For more information, see the Getting Started Guide.