OpenAPI Swagger Editor Extension in VS Code

The 42Crunch OpenAPI Editor extension in VS Code explained

Introducing the OpenAPI Editor

Why using the OpenAPI editor will save you time and effort creating and editing OpenAPI files.

How to install the OpenAPI Editor

A quick run through on the installation of the 42Crunch OpenAPI Editor in VS Code.

List of the OpenAPI Editor extensions in IDEs

Learn how to quickly navigate through your OpenAPI definition file, regardless of how large or complex the OpenAPI file is, by using the OpenAPI Explorer.

Learn how to navigate to definitions using references.

Adding OpenAPI Elements

How to add new fields and objects into your OpenAPI contract by using the OpenAPI Explorer

OpenAPI Commands & Previews

Intellisense Explained

What Intellisense is and how to activate it.

Using Try-it on API Operations

Learn how to invoke an API operation from inside the IDE using the Try-It Feature. Try-it is a quick way to test to make sure your definition is compatible with the API.

Creating an API definition file

Learn how to create an OpenAPI definition file from scratch.

Latest Resources


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The OWASP API Top Risks listing identifies three different Authorization challenges  Coding issues relating to Authorization configuration failures continue to present a significant challenge for development and security teams building and protecting APIs. Just read any issue of our fortnightly APIsecurity.io newsletter and you’ll discover that Authorization-based breaches […]


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