Running the container#

Start the Docker container#

Whenever you need to restart the pylith-dev-workspace Docker container, simply run

Listing 2 Run development environment without support for GUI applications.#
docker run --name pylith-dev-workspace --rm -it -v pylith-dev:/opt/pylith \
Listing 3 Run development environment with support for GUI applications.#
xhost +$(hostname).local
docker run --name pylith-dev-workspace --rm -it -e DISPLAY=host.docker.internal:0 \
    -v pylith-dev:/opt/pylith \


Make sure Docker is running before you start the container.

Attach VS Code to the Docker container#

  1. Start VS Code.

  2. Click on the Docker extension in the Activity Bar on the far left hand side as illustrated in the screenshot.

  3. Find the pylith-dev-workspace container. Verify that it is running.

  4. Right-click on the container and select Attach Visual Studio Code. This will open a new window. You should see Container at the left side of the status bar at the bottom of the window.

  5. Open the PyLith source code by selecting File -> Open Folder... and navigating to /opt/pylith/src/.


Fig. 1 Screenshot showing how to attach VS Code to a running Docker container.#