How To Use Jquery In Vscode

If you are a front-end developer, chances are you have encountered or worked with jQuery. jQuery is a popular JavaScript library which simplifies HTML document traversal, event handling, animations, and AJAX interactions. In this blog post, we will demonstrate how to set up and use jQuery in Visual Studio Code (VSCode).

Step 1: Download and Include jQuery in your Project

To start using jQuery in your project, you need to download it first. You can download the latest version of jQuery from its official website: After downloading jQuery, include the script in your HTML file by placing it within the head section or right before the closing body tag.

Alternatively, you can use a Content Delivery Network (CDN) like Google or Microsoft to include the library in your project. For example, you can include jQuery from Google’s CDN by adding the following line to your HTML file:

    <script src=""></script>

Step 2: Create a JavaScript File and Link it to your HTML File

Now that you have included jQuery in your project, you can start writing your jQuery code. It is recommended to create a separate JavaScript file for your jQuery code and then link it to your HTML file. To do this, simply create a new JavaScript file (e.g., script.js) and add the following code to link the JavaScript file to your HTML file:

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

Step 3: Write jQuery Code in your JavaScript File

With the downloaded jQuery library and the linked JavaScript file, you can now start writing your jQuery code. Make sure your code is encapsulated within the $(document).ready() function to ensure that the HTML document is fully loaded before the jQuery code is executed.

For example, let’s say you want to hide a specific HTML element with the ID #example when a button (with ID #hide-button) is clicked. Your jQuery code would look like this:

    $(document).ready(function() {
        $("#hide-button").click(function() {

This code snippet will ensure that when the button with the ID #hide-button is clicked, the HTML element with the ID #example will be hidden.

Step 4: Use Visual Studio Code’s IntelliSense for jQuery

One of the great features of Visual Studio Code is its IntelliSense, which provides smart completions based on variable types, function definitions, and imported modules. To make the most out of this feature for jQuery, you can install the jQuery Code Snippets extension by Don Jayamanne. This extension provides a set of over 130 code snippets for jQuery, making it easy to quickly write your jQuery code.

To install the extension, open Visual Studio Code, click on the Extensions view icon on the Side Bar, and search for “jQuery Code Snippets”. Click the Install button to add it to your editor.


In this blog post, we have covered how to set up and use jQuery in Visual Studio Code. By including the jQuery library, linking your JavaScript file, writing jQuery code, and making use of VSCode’s IntelliSense, you can efficiently develop your web applications using jQuery. Happy coding!