If youre working with Flutter or React Native, you can launch an iOS Simulator or an Android Emulator using VS Code (Visual Studio Code).
1. Go to View > Command Palette or hit Command + Shift + P (macOS) or Ctrl + Shift + P (Windows).Advertisements
If youre using Flutter for developing apps, see steps 2 and 3. If youre using React Native, skip steps 2 and 3, and jump directly to step 4.
2. Type Flutter: Launch into the search field then select Flutter: Launch Emulator from the result list:
If you dont get the result as mine, make sure you have the Flutter extension installed:
Advertisements3. Now, select what you want to launch or create a new Android emulator.
4. Type React Native: Launch into the search field and you will see 2 options: React Native: Launch Android Emulator and React Native: Launch iOS Simulator. Just select the one you need.
If you could not achieve the goal, make sure you get the React Native Tools extension installed:
Thats it. Further reading:
- VS Code: How to Disable/Enable Suggestions on Hover
- Prevent VS Code from Auto Formatting Flutter/Dart Code
- React Native How to Update Expo SDK
- Flutter: Convert UTC Time to Local Time and Vice Versa
- VS Code: How to Pin/Unpin a File (2 Approaches)
- How to Customize Vertical Rulers in VS Code
You can also check out our Visual Studio Code topic page for more tips and tricks to improve your producibility and coding experience.