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Visual Studio Code Extension

Visual Studio Code Meadow Extension

The Meadow developer Extension for Visual Studio Code enables projects to be built, debugged and deployed to any of our Meadow-powered devices.


If you havent, download and Install Visual Studio Code to prepare your development machine.


  1. In VSCode go to the Extensions tab (macOS: Cmd+Shift+X. Others: Ctrl+Shift+X)

  2. In the search bar type VSCode Tools for Meadow. It should be the first extension in the list.

    vscode meadow extension

  3. Click it the Install button on the bottom right of the listed item.

  4. The extension should now be installed.


In the bottom toolbar, click on the COM port button that will open a drop down menu at the top, where you’ll select the corresponding port your board is using.

Create new Meadow Application


  • This extension is open source and you check the source here.


Having trouble using this extension?

  • File an issue with a repro case to investigate, and/or
  • Join our public Slack, where we have an awesome community helping, sharing and building amazing things using Meadow.