How to install a VSCode Extension from a `.vsix` file

hey all :wave:

for posterity, here’s how to install an extension from a .vsix file:

  1. from VSCode’s main menu, select “Extensions”
  2. click to open the three-dot menu at the top of the middle panel (see screenshot above)
  3. select “Install from VSIX…” and follow the prompts :+1:

after installing, you may be prompted to reload but after that your new extension should be available for use.