How to add VSCode Extension (.vsix) file to Theia Hello World extension

  • I created a hello-world theia extension using yo generator

  • Then, cd browser-app and run using yarn start . or theia start .

Now I tried to do theia start --plugins=local-dir:…/plugins where …/plugins folder contain the .vsix files

Any idea how to do this or what might I be doing incorrectly ?

[original thread by Soumesh Banerjee]

It looks correct, please check that browser-app has @theia/plugin-ext-vscode dependency.

It is a Theia extension providing compatibility with VS Code extensions.

[Soumesh Banerjee]

Yes this works!!! Thanks @anton-kosyakov