Navigating the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio Code - AWS Toolkit for VS Code

Navigating the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio Code

This topic describes how to navigate in the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio Code. Be sure to first install the toolkit before reading this topic.

For general information about the Visual Studio Code user interface (UI), see the UI documentation for VS Code.

Fundamental UI Components

The following are the basic UI components of the AWS Toolkit for VS Code.

The AWS Explorer

  • The following image shows the basic UI components of the AWS Explorer. See Working with AWS Services in the AWS Explorer for details about what you can do with it.

    
              Screenshot of the Fundamental UI Components for AWS Explorer.

    The AWS Explorer is more formally known as the AWS: Explorer Side Bar.

The AWS CDK Explorer

  • The following image shows the basic UI components of the AWS CDK Explorer. See Working with the AWS CDK Explorer for details about what you can do with it.

    This is prerelease documentation for a feature in preview release. It is subject to change.
    
              Screenshot of the Fundamental UI Components for CDK Explorer.

Command Locations

You can find the commands for the Toolkit for VS Code in various locations.

Visual Studio Code Command Palette

The VS Code Command Palette contains all the commands you can use for working with AWS services. To see these commands, open the VS Code Command Palette from the View menu. Or use the following shortcuts:

  • Windows and Linux – Press Ctrl+Shift+P.

  • macOS – Press Shift+Command+P.


          Open the Command Palette.

Then you can filter for "AWS".


          Filter for AWS.

AWS Explorer Menu

The AWS Explorer has a More Actions menu that contains the most common commands for working with AWS services.


          AWS Explorer menu.