IJulia Syntax Highlighting in VS Code


I am starting a project with some friends and I’d really like to be able to use Julia in a Jupyter notebook to share results and explanations. I am using VSCode on Windows Subsystem for Linux 1 (WSL1). The problem is that Julia syntax highlighting does not appear to work on the current build of VS Code and the Jupyter extension.

I found one solution, described here.
However, I was not able to reproduce what is described as the fix because:

  • When I go to /home/USERNAME/.vscode-server/extensions/julialang.language-julia-1.1.40 there is no julia.configuration.json

  • The location /usr/share/code/resources/app/extensions/julia did not exist (there was no /code directory in /usr/share so I had to create it. But I could only copy package.json and syntaxes folder to it because the configuration file does not appear to exist (see previous bullet).

Only copying over package.json and syntaxes folder does not appear to fix the problem (I still have no syntax highlighting).

Does anyone know where I can find julia.configuration.json or how I can get it to appear?