DEV Community

Cover image for New MongoDB plug-in for VS Code
Ricardo Dev
Ricardo Dev

Posted on

New MongoDB plug-in for VS Code

For all developers that use MongoDB in the day of day and type command by example in the mongo shell or other better GUI, finally has been release a plugin for Visual Studio Code to connect with any instance of MongoDB.

Download it from the Visual Studio Code Marketplace.

install mongoDB

The plugin will appear in the left side.

mongoDB plugin

Now add a new connection and populate the fields with the information about your MongoDB server.

Add new instance of MongoDB

Visualize and navigate your data as directory tree.

Visualized data

Playing with Playgrounds.

The shell in MongoDB is an interpreter of JavaScript, so the plugin let you use the same commands. For start to use Playgrounds just click in the three point and will appear a menu then click in Create MongoDB Playground.

MongoDB Playgrounds

Start to type command and the plugin will autocomplete the next options.

Autocomplete MongoDB

When the Playground is execute all the commands will be executed and showed in the terminal. I hope this will be fixed in the future.

Results MongoDB


This new plugin is really awesome and it have a good and interesting features (most indispensable) and I'm sure this helps to many of us as developers to be more productive and happy using MongoDB.

Check for more information:

Top comments (1)

rupeshiya profile image
Rupesh Krishna Jha

This is really awesome.
Thanks for sharing this.