How to Set the Acrolinx Server Address
The Acrolinx server does the heavy lifting when it comes to analyzing your content, so you'll need to connect to one before you start checking. Your Acrolinx administrator should have already given you your server address as well as your sign-in details.
By default, the Acrolinx extension uses the public cloud sidebar. To use the sidebar from your Acrolinx server, you must set the Acrolinx server address in your user settings. To configure the address of your Acrolinx server, navigate to View > Command Palette..., then type and select Open User Settings to open your settings file.
Add the parameter
acrolinx.serverAddressand the server address that you received from your administrator.
The server address should resemble
<PROTOCOL>://<SERVER_ADDRESS>:<PORT_NUMBER>, for example:
- Save the file and restart Visual Studio Code.
Is it possible to install Acrolinx for Visual Studio Code from the command line?
Yes, the Acrolinx extension is a standard .vsix extension package. You can automate and configure Acrolinx for users just like you would for other Visual Studio Code extensions. For the automated installation and configuration of extensions, you have to identify an extension by its full name of the form publisher.extension. The full name of the Acrolinx extension is
How can an administrator preset the address of the Acrolinx server?
If your users have multiple extensions, you can distribute and pre-configure the Acrolinx extension as an automated task. Administrators can configure user and workspace settings. The user (and workspace) settings are stored as a .json file as documented here. If every user should use the same settings, you can create the user setting file once and copy it to all other computers.
You can also add the configuration to the workspace settings file (e.g. git project) and pre-set the server address for users that way.