Using the Sublime Text plugin for JavaScript

In this article, you'll learn how to access all the features the Sublime plugin has to offer for JavaScript.

Existing Kite User?

Please restart Kite to see JavaScript completions. 

Prerequisites

The only prerequisites are that you have Kite Engine running and the Sublime plugin installed. If you don't have the Sublime plugin installed, you can learn how to do so here.

Note: If you installed the Sublime plugin while Sublime was already running, you'll need to restart Sublime for the plugin to activate.

Checking the Status of Kite

If Kite is installed properly, you should see a text indicator at the bottom left corner of the Sublime window.

There are a handful of possible states Kite can be in, as described in the following table:

Message Description
Kite: Connection error Kite Engine is not running.
Kite: Ready Kite is ready to go — start coding!
No icon This typically means that you are coding in an unsaved file or a filetype that is not   .js  .jsx  .vue  
Note:  When you first start the editor, Kite takes 15 seconds to load up the machine learning models that power completions. During that time, you will not see Kite completions.

Writing Code and Accessing Features

In the following sections, the $ character indicates the position of your editor's text cursor.

Completions

To start, open a JavaScript file. Make sure that this file has been saved with a   .js  .jsx  .vue  extension. Now type the following code:

import R$

A list of suggested completions should automatically appear. Kite's completions are marked with the Kite ⟠ symbol on the right side.

Kite's completions are powered by a deep learning model, so it provides completions for almost all JavaScript code, such as statements, functions, objects, and much more.

Here are ways Kite completions work differently than your typical autocomplete:

Kite is able to provide completions when editors like VS Code cannot understand the code.

Kite shows completions in more situations, for example after a space.

Kite works alongside your editor’s completions. We use carefully-designed filters to reduce noise.

Commands and Keyboard Shortcuts

The Sublime plugin provides a number of commands and keyboard shortcuts for ease of use. The GitHub repository contains information on the available commands and shortcuts.

Other Functionality

For JavaScript, Kite does not yet offer function signatures or Copilot documentation. These features are only available for Python.