Activity Bar

The Activity Bar is a core navigation surface in VS Code. Extensions can contribute View Containers to the Activity Bar that appear as Activity Bar Items. Users can drag the item to other locations like the Panel to customize their layout.

✔️ Do

  • Use an icon that matches the default Activity Bar item icon style
  • Use a clear, obvious name for the View Container associated with the item

❌ Don't

  • Duplicate an existing icon
  • Use an Activity Bar item to open a Webview Panel

Example of the Activity Bar