How To Run Jquery In Vs Code

jQuery is a fast, lightweight, and popular JavaScript library designed to simplify client-side script development. It helps in creating animations, handle events, and perform various other tasks on a webpage. In this blog post, we will learn how to run jQuery in Visual Studio Code (VS Code).


Before we start, make sure you have the following installed on your system:

Step 1: Create a new project in VS Code

Open Visual Studio Code and create a new folder for your project. After creating the folder, add an index.html and a script.js file to your project.

Step 2: Add the jQuery library to your project

There are two ways to add the jQuery library to your project:

Method 1: Using a CDN

You can add the jQuery library using a Content Delivery Network (CDN) link. To do this, include the following line in the head section of your index.html file:

    <script src=""></script>

Method 2: Downloading the jQuery file

Alternatively, you can download the jQuery library from the official website and include it in your project. To add the downloaded file to your project, include the following line in the head section of your index.html file, replacing path/to/jquery.js with the actual path to the downloaded file:

    <script src="path/to/jquery.js"></script>

Step 3: Write your jQuery code

Now, you can start writing your jQuery code in the script.js file. To ensure that your code runs after the DOM is fully loaded, wrap your code inside a $(document).ready() function like this:

    $(document).ready(function() {
        // Your jQuery code here

Step 4: Include the script.js file in your index.html

To include your jQuery code in your HTML file, add the following line to the bottom of your index.html file, just before the closing </body> tag:

    <script src="script.js"></script>

Step 5: Run your project in VS Code

In order to run your project in VS Code, you need to install the “Live Server” extension. To do this, click on the Extensions view icon or press Ctrl+Shift+X, search for “Live Server” and click the Install button.

After installing the extension, right-click on the index.html file and select “Open with Live Server” or click on the “Go Live” button at the bottom-right corner of the VS Code window.

Your project will now open in your default web browser, and you can see your jQuery code in action!


In this tutorial, we covered how to run jQuery in Visual Studio Code. Now you can start building web applications using the powerful features of jQuery and the convenience of VS Code. Happy coding!