Install Salesforce Extensions

Install Salesforce Extensions


Before you get started, install the required software on your computer.

Visual Studio Code

Install Visual Studio Code on any computer running macOS, Windows, or Linux. VS Code’s system requirements are fairly small, so it should run well on most computers.

To install Visual Studio Code visit and click the big green Download button. After the download finishes, open the installer and follow the steps to complete the installation. The minimum Visual Studio Code version required for the Salesforce Extension Pack is 1.82.

Note: We recommend that you use Salesforce Extension Pack versions earlier than 59.15.0 if you aren’t able to update your version of VS Code. Note that we aren’t able to support fixes for these earlier versions.

Salesforce Extension Pack

Want to develop locally? Already using VS Code? Install Salesforce Extensions and Salesforce CLI to develop quickly and more productively on Salesforce platform.

Use the links to install VS Code and the Salesforce Extension pack.
Download Visual Studio CodeInstall the Salesforce Extensions

Salesforce CLI

Salesforce CLI is used to execute commands against Salesforce orgs and work with source files on your local machine. Salesforce Extensions for VS Code uses Salesforce CLI behind the scenes, so even if you don’t want to use the CLI directly you need to install it on your machine.

For information about installing Salesforce CLI, see the Salesforce DX Setup Guide.

Java Platform, Standard Edition Development Kit

Some features in Salesforce Extensions for VS Code depend upon the Java Platform, Standard Edition Development Kit (JDK). You need to have either version 11 or 17 or later of the JDK installed. See Java Setup for details.

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