Reactception : extending a VS Code extension with Webviews and React

Nicolas FABRE
Oct 18, 2019 · 9 min read

VS Code has become quite popular among coders these days. Being very open to modifications using extensions really helped to expand the possibilities of what you can do with VS Code.

Lately I was experimenting with VS Code Webviews and I had one of these “what if” moments : what if we put a React application inside a Webview inside an extension inside VS Code ?

Here begins this little Frankenstein experiment, a small walkthrough of what we can do (but probably shouldn’t, more on that…