Existing Kite User?
The only prerequisites are that you have Kite Engine running and the VS Code plugin installed. If you don't have the VS Code plugin installed, you can learn how to do so here.
Note: If you installed the VS Code plugin while VS Code was already running, you'll need to restart VS Code for the plugin to activate
Checking the Status of Kite
If Kite is installed properly, you should see a text indicator at the bottom right corner of the VS Code window.
There are a handful of possible states Kite can be in, as described in the following table:
|Kite: not Installed||Kite Engine is not installed.|
|Kite: not running||Kite Engine is not running.|
|Kite||Kite is ready to go - start coding!|
|No icon||This typically means that you are coding in an unsaved file or a filetype not yet supported by Kite.|
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.
For the first two (red) states, you'll need to take manual action to install and/or run Kite.
Writing code and Accessing Features
In the following sections, the
$ character indicates the position of your editor's text cursor.
.vue extension. Now type the following code:
A list of suggested completions should automatically appear. When highlighted, Kite's completions are all marked with the
kite symbol on the right hand side.
Here are ways Kite completions work differently than your typical autocomplete:
Kite can complete up to multiple lines of code at a time, reducing the time you spend writing repetitive code.
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.
The VS Code plugin provides a number of commands for ease of use. The GitHub repository contains information on the available commands.