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Visual Studio Code Docker Extension

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This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 6/30/2019.

The Docker extension makes it easy to build, manage and deploy containerized applications from Visual Studio Code.


  • Automatic Dockerfile, docker-compose.yml, and .dockerignore file generation (Press F1 and search for Docker: Add Docker files to Workspace)
  • Syntax highlighting, hover tips, IntelliSense (completions) for docker-compose.yml and Dockerfile files
  • Linting (errors and warnings) for Dockerfile files
  • Command Palette (F1) integration for the most common Docker commands (for example docker build, docker push, etc.)
  • Explorer integration for managing Images, running Containers, and Docker Hub registries
  • Deploy images from Docker Hub and Azure Container Registries directly to Azure App Service


  • The package always installs the latest version of the extension.
    The version of the Chocolatey package reflects not the version of the extension.

To install Visual Studio Code Docker Extension, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install vscode-docker

To upgrade Visual Studio Code Docker Extension, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade vscode-docker


  • tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    code --install-extension PeterJausovec.vscode-docker
  • tools\ChocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    code --uninstall-extension PeterJausovec.vscode-docker

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Microsoft


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Visual Studio Code Docker Extension 853 Wednesday, June 20, 2018 approved
Visual Studio Code Docker Extension 1.0.0 1293 Friday, November 18, 2016 approved

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