Visual Studio Code Extension

If you are familiar with using Visual Studio (VS) Code than the Eclipse IDE, you don't have to change your favorite editor to write an app for webOS TV. Continue using VS Code but now with an extension for webOS TV. To install the plugin, read the configuration guide.

Supported Features

The following table indicates what features are and are not supported on the VS Code extension.

Category

Feature

Sublime Text Plugin Support

Create

Creating an app from templates. 

Supported

Creating JS service files.

Supported

Creating an appinfo.json file.

Supported

Package

Packaging an app in minify mode.

Partially Supported1)

Packaging an app in non-minify mode.

Partially Supported1)

Target Device

Adding a target device.

Supported

Modifying a target device.

Supported

Removing a target device.

Supported

Install/Uninstall

Installing apps on a target device.

Supported

Uninstalling apps on a target device.

Supported

List

Listing target devices.

Supported

Listing apps that are installed on a target device.

Supported

Listing apps that are running on a target device.

Supported

Launch/Terminate

Launching apps on a target device.

Supported

Launching without installation.

Not Supported2)

Running a web server and launching apps on the web browser.

Supported

Terminating a running app.

Supported

Inspector

Debugging an app on Web Inspector.

Supported

Debugging a JS service on Node Inspector.

Not Supported3)

1) Only an app can be packaged currently. Packaging both an app and JS services is not yet available.

2) You can run the feature on the CLI as follow. 

ares-launch --hosted|-H APP_DIR

3) You can run the feature on the CLI as follow. For more information, see Launching Node Inspector.

ares-inspect --service|-s SERVICE_ID

Release Notes

v1.0.2

  • Moved the LICENSE file to the root directory.

v1.0.0

  • Initial release.

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