KleverChain IDE Extension for Visual Studio Code: Installation Guide

The Kleverchain IDE Extension for Visual Studio Code is a powerful tool that allows developers to write, build, and debug smart contracts for the Klever blockchain. The extension provides a comprehensive development environment that includes a code editor, debugger, deployer, and invoker.

This tutorial will guide you through the process of installing the KleverChain IDE Extension for Visual Studio Code. We will cover two methods of installation:

  • Installing from the Visual Studio Code Marketplace
  • Installing from within the Visual Studio Code IDE

Prerequisites

Before you begin, you will need to have the following installed:

Installing from the Visual Studio Code Marketplace

Step 1: Go to the Visual Studio Marketplace website: KleverChain IDE - Visual Studio Marketplace

Step 2: Click the green “Install” button.

Step 3: If you are not already signed in to your Microsoft account, sign in now.

Step 4: A confirmation dialog will appear. Click “Install” again to confirm the installation.

Step 5: Wait a few seconds while the extension is downloaded and installed.

Step 6: Once the installation is complete, you will see a notification in the lower right corner of the screen. Click “Reload” to restart Visual Studio Code.

Step 7: (Optional) If you want to enable the auto-update functionality for the KleverChain IDE extension, follow these steps:

  • Click the “Extensions” tab in the left sidebar.
  • Click the gear icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Select “Manage Extensions”.
  • In the “Updates” section, locate the KleverChain IDE extension.
  • Check the “Auto Update” checkbox.

Installing from within the Visual Studio Code IDE

  1. Open Visual Studio Code.
  2. Press Ctrl+Shift+P to open the Command Palette.
  3. Type ext install and press Enter.
  4. Search for the KleverChain IDE.
  5. Click on the Install button.
  6. Reload Visual Studio Code.

Verifying the Installation

Once you have installed the KleverChain IDE Extension, you can verify the installation by following these steps:

  1. Open Visual Studio Code.
  2. Click on the Extensions icon in the left sidebar.
  3. Search for the KleverChain IDE.
  4. The extension should be listed in the Installed section.

Using the KleverChain IDE Extension

Once you have installed the KleverChain IDE Extension, you can start using it to develop smart contracts for the Klever blockchain. For more information on how to use the extension, please refer to the our vídeo tutorial Streamline KleverChain dApp Creation: Using the KleverChain Virtual Machine in Visual Studio Code

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Conclusion

In this tutorial, we walked you through the process of installing the KleverChain IDE Extension for Visual Studio Code. We covered two methods of installation: installing from the Visual Studio Code Marketplace and installing from within the Visual Studio Code IDE. We also showed you how to verify the installation.

We encourage you to explore the KleverChain IDE Extension and use it to develop smart contracts for the Klever blockchain.

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