Visual Studio Code Setup, Prerequisites to Create Salesforce Project Using SFDX CLI

Visual Studio Code to Connect Salesforce

This post & video describes about to Setup Visual Studio Code, Prerequisites to create salesforce project Using SFDX CLI, also differentiate about Create Project with Manifest and Create Project Using SFDX
Step 1:
Prerequisites

  • Salesforce Developer Account (https://developer.salesforce.com/signup)
  • Download Visual Studio Code (.exe) & Install
  • Download Command Line Interface (CLI) & Install
  • Salesforce Extension Pack (Extension from Visual Studio Code) Install from VS Code.

Step 2:
Connect with Salesforce Org
Open command palette (View -> Command Palette or Ctrl + Shift + P)

Step 2.1

SFDX Create Project with Manifest
SFDX Authorize an Org
SFDX: Retrieve Source in Manifest from Org

Step 2.2

SFDX Create Project
SFDX Authorize an Org
SFDX: Retrieve This Source from Org

Demo to create Salesforce project with Manifest using Visual Studio Code and Create Salesforce Project using Visual Studio Code

Bypass Company Firewall or Web Proxy if you are working on Company Network:

Then set the HTTP_PROXY or HTTPS_PROXY variable and value like below ways:

From Environment variables (My Computer -> Right Click -> Properties and then Select Advance System settings -> Click on “Environment Variables” button

add User Variable & System Variable Sections two add two entries as like below for your company network proxy url, check with your company network team to get the proxy value:

Variable Value
HTTP_PROXY http://proxy-company.com:8080
HTTPS_PROXY https://proxy-company.com:8080

Or try to set from your Visual Studio code authorizing a salesforce org if you behind a proxy, like below

Open your terminal in Visual Studio Code:

Then set the HTTP_PROXY or HTTPS_PROXY environment variable to the full URL of the proxy.
For example, on UNIX:-

export HTTP_PROXY=http://proxy.company.com:8080
export HTTPS_PROXY=https:/proxy.company.com:8080

For example on Windows machine:-
set HTTP_PROXY=https://proxy.company.com:8080
set HTTPS_PROXY=https://proxy.company.com:8080

sometime its require to restart your system to reflect the changes.

Reference:-
Salesforce Developer Account Signup:
https://developer.salesforce.com/signup
Download Visual Studio Code:
https://code.visualstudio.com/download
Download Salesforce CLI:
https://developer.salesforce.com/tools/sfdxcli
Trailhead Module – Quick Start: Lightning Web Components:
https://trailhead.salesforce.com/content/learn/projects/quick-start-lightning-web-components/set-up-salesforce-dx

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Salesforce MVP | Lightning Champion | 16x Salesforce Certified | Application Architect | 6x Trailhead Ranger | Techforce Services | Australia

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