Install, Uninstall, or Update Acrolinx for Visual Studio Code

Acrolinx for Visual Studio Code is available as an extension from the Visual Studio Marketplace. You can search for it within VS Code, and install it like any other extension.

What You Should Know Before Installing

Check our Compatibility Guide if you want to know whether Acrolinx for Visual Studio Code works with your local platforms.

Before you install Acrolinx for Visual Studio Code, make sure that you've installed the following:

ProductVersion
Microsoft Visual Studio Code1.25.1
Acrolinx5.5 or later

Install

To install Acrolinx for VS Code, follow these steps:

  1. Open Visual Studio Code and navigate to Extensions  from the Activity Bar.
  2. Type "Acrolinx" in the search bar.
  3. When Acrolinx for Visual Studio Code appears, click Install.
  4. Click Reload to activate the extension.
  5. Before you can connect to Acrolinx, your Acrolinx administrator needs to set the CORS property to null.
  6. Acrolinx for VS Code is ready to use!

Update

Once you've installed Acrolinx for VS Code directly from the Marketplace, you can update it like any other extension. By default, VS Code will update your extensions for you. You generally have to reload VS Code to activate an extension update.

If you're updating from a version of Acrolinx for VS Code that wasn't on the Marketplace, the process is a little different.

To update from a version that wasn't on the marketplace, follow these steps:

  1. Open VS Code and navigate to Extensions  from the Activity Bar.
  2. Find Acrolinx for Visual Studio Code and click to open the extension.
  3. Click Uninstall.
  4. Reload VS Code to deactivate the extension.
  5. Restart (close and reopen) VS Code.
  6. Follow the regular installation instructions described above.

Uninstall

To uninstall Acrolinx for VS Code, follow these steps:

  1. Open Visual Studio Code and navigate to Extensions  from the Activity Bar.
  2. Find Acrolinx for Visual Studio Code and click to open the extension.
  3. Click Uninstall.
  4. Reload VS Code to deactivate the extension.