[release] prepare v0.36.0 release

ce9ddf82 CHANGELOG.md: draft v0.36.0 release note
7055f457 docs/features: add "Go Test: Profile" feature screenshot
2352869f test/gopls: add time out in language client stop
40074a4d src/goToolsInformation: update gopls latest version
67e3a269 src/language/goLanguageServer: fix signature help trigger injection
318539dc src/goTest/profile: fix tree view action
02fafd6c src/goMain: show warning message about go.enableCodeLens.references
8c404226 tools: update golangci-lint default version to v1.50.1
82cad226 package.json: update mocha@9.2.2
bf5789c9 vscode-go: remove the 'references' codelens
ea6fed71 tools/goplssetting: trim space after generating package.json
2918cb4d src/goToolsInformation: fix go-outline version
2e739cc0 package.json: update gopls settings to match v0.10.0-pre.1
2a6a178c src/goTools: remove unneeded import
4f3a3718 src/goTools: specify gofumpt/golangci-lint versions for old go
fc6d532d snippet/go.json: add code snippet for variable block
1ccf6372 src/goToolsInformation: update gopls latest version
82534599 src/goInstallTools.ts: install tools command UI displays pinned versions
23f22eb8 docs: update docs for pinned command-line tools
8d7fc9a4 src/goToolsInformation.ts: pin all third party tool versions
3063e68c src/goVulncheck: copy codicon resources to media
f39f7ed3 src/goVulncheck: add "Current Module" option
62516a4b media/vulncheckView: use codicons to distinguish severity
cf7c1ccf package.json: rename vulncheck command
17f6b7a6 media/vulncheckView.js: simplify the run log section.
8cef5ae7 media/vulncheckView: organize unaffecting vulns by vuln ids
4b658d3b src/goVulncheck: add feedback link
4b6ce1fc all: fix some typos
c41fb17f README.md: Clean up of README sections, link fix
4298b520 src/goTest: open debug repl when running debug test

Change-Id: Ia50aac58cf1167d2c99b0f42ed3ed3b17d900205
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  8. src/
  9. syntaxes/
  10. test/
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  27. package-lock.json
  28. package.json
  29. README.md
  30. SECURITY.md
  31. tsconfig.json

Go for Visual Studio Code


The VS Code Go extension provides rich language support for the Go programming language.

📣 Remote attach debugging is now available via Delve's native DAP implementation with Delve v1.7.3 or newer. It enchances remote debugging with the same debugging features that are already in use for local debugging. It is now the default with the Go Nightly build of the extension and will become the default for the stable releases in mid 2022. We recommend switching your remote attach configurations in launch.json to use "debugAdapter":"dlv-dap" now to verify that this works for you. Please file a new issue if you encounter any problems.

📣📣 Watch Debugging Treasure Hunt from GopherCon 2021 for a fun take on a debugging demo with VS Code Go and Delve DAP.

Quick Start

Welcome! 👋🏻
Whether you are new to Go or an experienced Go developer, we hope this extension fits your needs and enhances your development experience.

  1. Install Go 1.14 or newer if you haven't already.

  2. Install the VS Code Go extension.

  3. Open any directory or workspace containing Go code to automatically activate the extension. The Go status bar appears in the bottom left corner of the window and displays your Go version.

  4. The extension depends on go, gopls, dlv and other optional tools. If any of the dependencies are missing, the ⚠️ Analysis Tools Missing warning is displayed. Click on the warning to download dependencies.

    See the tools documentation for a complete list of tools the extension depends on.

You are ready to Go :-)    🎉🎉🎉

What's next

If you are new to Go, this article provides the overview on Go code organization and basic go commands. Watch “Getting started with VS Code Go” for an explanation of how to build your first Go application using VS Code Go.

Feature highlights

  • IntelliSense - Results appear for symbols as you type.
  • Code navigation - Jump to or peek at a symbol's declaration.
  • Code editing - Support for saved snippets, formatting and code organization, and automatic organization of imports.
  • Diagnostics - Build, vet, and lint errors shown as you type or on save.
  • Enhanced support for testing and debugging

See the full feature breakdown for more details.

In addition to integrated editing features, the extension provides several commands for working with Go files. You can access any of these by opening the Command Palette (Ctrl+Shift+P on Linux/Windows and Cmd+Shift+P on Mac), and then typing in the command name. See the full list of commands provided by this extension.

⚠️ Note: the default syntax highlighting for Go files is provided by a TextMate rule embedded in VS Code, not by this extension.

For better syntax highlighting, we recommend enabling semantic highlighting by turning on Gopls' ui.semanticTokens setting. "gopls": { "ui.semanticTokens": true }

Setting up your workspace

The VS Code Go extension supports both GOPATH and Go modules modes.

Go modules are used to manage dependencies in recent versions of Go. Modules replace the GOPATH-based approach to specifying which source files are used in a given build, and they are the default build mode in go1.16+. We highly recommend Go development in module mode. If you are working on existing projects, please consider migrating to modules.

Unlike the traditional GOPATH mode, module mode does not require the workspace to be located under GOPATH nor to use a specific structure. A module is defined by a directory tree of Go source files with a go.mod file in the tree's root directory.

Your project may involve one or more modules. If you are working with multiple modules or uncommon project layouts, you will need to configure your workspace by using Workspace Folders. See the Supported workspace layouts documentation for more information.

Preview version

If you'd like to get early access to new features and bug fixes, you can use the nightly build of this extension. Learn how to install it in by reading the Go Nightly documentation.


We welcome your contributions and thank you for working to improve the Go development experience in VS Code. If you would like to help work on the VS Code Go extension, see our contribution guide to learn how to build and run the VS Code Go extension locally and contribute to the project.

Code of Conduct

This project follows the Go Community Code of Conduct. If you encounter a conduct-related issue, please mail conduct@golang.org.