Awesome Open Source
Awesome Open Source

reStructuredText Language Support for Visual Studio Code

Build Status Current Version Install Count Download Count Gitter

This extension provides rich reStructuredText language support for Visual Studio Code. Now you write reStructuredText scripts using the excellent IDE-like interface that VS Code provides.

reStructuredText in Visual Studio Code


  • Syntax Highlighting
  • Code Snippets
  • Live Preview
  • Section Builder
  • Linter
  • IntelliSense (Experimental)

Frequent Asked Questions can be found here.

How to install from Marketplace

This extension is hosted at Visual Studio Marketplace

  1. Upgrade to Visual Studio Code 1.43.0 or above.
  2. Switch to the Extensions view by clicking the fifth icon in the left most bar.
  3. Type "restructuredtext" in the search box and hit Enter key.
  4. Click "Install" button to install "reStructuredText" extension.

After installing this extension, please visit the homepage for this extension to learn how to use it.

Contributing to the code

Check out the development documentation for more details on how to contribute to this extension!

Check the dashboard on work items.


This extension is licensed under the MIT License. Please see the third-party notices file for details on the third-party files that we include with releases of this project.



The project logo comes from Legendora Icon by Teekatas Suwannakrua.


The linter support is based on Cody Hoover's ruby-linter.

Live Preview

The initial idea was brought from Thomas Haakon Townsend's ReStructured Text Previewer, but soon after moving fully to Sphinx, this extension becomes its own beast.


The IntelliSense support is provided by Snooty Language Server.

Get A Weekly Email With Trending Projects For These Topics
No Spam. Unsubscribe easily at any time.
python (51,962
typescript (10,876
python3 (1,570
linter (236
snippets (155
python2 (132
visual-studio-code (117
documentation-tool (93
preview (52
sphinx (44
restructuredtext (26

Find Open Source By Browsing 7,000 Topics Across 59 Categories