Eslint Vscode: Configure ESLINT in your JavaScript Project

In this post, I will show you how to configure eslint in Visual Studio Code.

What is Eslint

As per the Wikipedia

ESLint is a static code analysis tool for identifying problematic patterns found in JavaScript code. It was created by Nicholas C. Zakas in 2013. Rules in ESLint are configurable, and customized rules can be defined and loaded. ESLint covers both code quality and coding style issues

How to configure ESLint

Create a folder named eslint-demo

 md eslint-demo

Change directory to eslinit-demo

cd eslint-demo

Create Package.json

npm init -y`"  

Above command will create a `"package.json``` file in the directory. Option’y’ means to accept all the default.

Install the dependencies

Now install all the dependencies

npm i -D eslint eslint-config-standard 
eslint-plugin-import eslint-plugin-node 

Configure ESLint

create .eslintrc.json file in your project and add the following code snippet

    "parserOptions": {
        "ecmaVersion": 6,
        "sourceType": "module",
    "rules": {}

Install ESLint plugin in Visual Studio Code

Open visual studio code and press CTRL+SHIFT+X and search eslint
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Now, restart the visual studio and write some bad code and eslint will show you the errors/warnings in real-time


Configuring Rules

ESLint comes with a large number of rules. You can modify which rules your project uses either using configuration comments or configuration files. To change a rule set, you must set the rule ID equal to one of these values:

  • "off" or 0 - turn the rule off
  • "warn" or 1 - turn the rule on as a warning (doesn’t affect exit code)
  • "error" or 2 - turn the rule on as an error (exit code is 1 when triggered)

Let’s suppose you want to enable the semicolon rule means you want every statement must end with a semicolon. To configure this rule open .eslintrc.json file and add the following code snippet to rules section

"parserOptions": {
"extends": "eslint:recommended",
"plugins": [ "no-template-literals" ],
"rules": {

Enforce specifying rules to disable in eslint-disable comments

This rule makes you specify the rules you want to disable when using eslint-disable, eslint-disable-line or eslint-disable-next-line comments.

If you want to disable an ESLint rule in a file or on a specific line, you can add a comment.

On a single line:

const message = 'foo';
console.log(message); // eslint-disable-line no-console

// eslint-disable-next-line no-console

On the whole (rest of the) file:

/* eslint-disable no-console */
const message = 'foo';

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