VS Code extensions v3.72

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Danny Tuppeny

Sep 4, 2023, 6:58:47 AM9/4/23
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Hey all,

New versions of the VS Code extensions have been published. Release notes are below (and online). If you have any issues or suggestions, please file them on GitHub. Thanks!

Move to File Refactoring

#4518: When using the latest Flutter release (v3.13), the Move to File refactoring is available without setting any experimental flags.

Improved “Flutter: New Project” Template Selection

#4706: Project templates in the Flutter: New Project command have been updated to make it clearer which templates are applications and which are other project types.


  • #4686: Cloning the Flutter SDK as part of the “No SDK Found” flow no longer uses --single-branch which prevented using flutter channel to change channel.
  • #4685: Clicking the Hot Reload button on the debug toolbar will now automatically save all files before issuing the hot reload.
  • #4702: Dart projects that reference the Flutter SDK in comments in pubspec.yaml no longer cause the project to be treated as a Flutter project.
  • #4677: A new command flutter.getSelectedDeviceId is available which returns the ID of the currently selected Flutter device. This can be used in tasks.json to pass the device ID to external tasks.


  • #4681: Test failures in tearDownAll are now longer attributed to the correct line but wrong file when tearDownAll is called from a file other than the one containing the test.
  • #4676: Folders excluded via analysis_options.yaml are now treated like those in dart.analysisExcludedFolders, including being excluded from the test runner. analysis_options.yaml is the recommended way to exclude files/folders nested inside a Dart project and dart.analysisExcludedFolders is recommended for excluding larger folders that are not nested inside a Dart project for performance reasons (for example to exclude node_modules folders from non-Dart projects in the workspace).
  • #4710: The spinner indicating a test is running should no longer sometimes persist in the gutter even after the test run completes.


  • #4709: The Get Packages commands will no longer cause any nested example folders to have their packages fetched twice.
  • #4708: When using the SDK switcher, paths written into dart.sdkPath and dart.flutterSdkPath will now use ~ and forward slashes when the path is inside your home directory to help share config between teams (if they agree to store versioned SDKs in the same location).
  • #4698: A new command Dart: Copy VM Service URI to Clipboard will copy the VM Service URI of the current debug session to the clipboard.
  • #4697: The Dart: Open Observatory command is now marked as deprecated and will be removed in a future update once removed from the SDK.


  • #4701: Searching the Workspace Symbols list has been fixed when using the legacy analyzer protocol (dart.useLegacyAnalyzerProtocol). The legacy protocol is not recommended (and will eventually be removed) - if you feel you need to use it please file an issue with the details.
  • #4631: The error “LanguageStatusItem with id ‘dart.analysisServer’ ALREADY exists” will no longer appear in the console sometimes when using the legacy analyzer protocol.
  • #4583: A recent VS Code update prevented imports from being added automatically when completing code in part files. This change was reverted and these imports should work again.

Features/Fixes Enabled with Future SDKs

The following items depend on changes to the Dart/Flutter SDKs that have not yet been released to stable channels. Many are already available in the current beta channels though some are currently only available on bleeding-edge builds and will show up in future beta/stable SDK releases.

  • #4640: Hovering over a wildcard pattern now shows its static type.
  • #2462: Code completion now shows the signatures/return types for all items and not only the selected item.
  • #4598: Breakpoints should no longer sometimes disappear when adding/removing breakpoints when there are multiple isolates running.
  • #4668Find All References now works correctly on class declarations.
  • #4655: When using editor.codeActionsOnSave to run source.fixAll, unused parameters will no longer be removed. They will still be removed if you invoke the Fix All command explicitly.
  • #4635: The switch expression snippet no longer shows up when completing named arguments.
  • #4619Go to Definition now works when you have a selection that ends at the start of a set of type arguments.
  • #4564Extract Method now correctly marks functions extracted from function expressions in static fields as static.

Upstream Issues

Some feature requests and fixes require new features and fixes in upstream projects like VS Code and LSP which use counts of 👍s on those issues to help gauge demand. The Dart-Code website now lists some of the most significant upstream issues with a description of the feature/fix they would enable. Please consider reviewing this list and adding your 👍 to any GitHub issues relevant to features you’d like to see!


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