Azure Function Core Tool Not Installing on VS Code

In this azure tutorial, we will discuss how to fix the error, Azure Function Core Tool Not Installing on VS Code. This error I got while running an Azure function project using the Visual Studio 2019 in my local machine.

Azure Function Core Tool Not Installing on VS Code

Recently, while creating one of the Azure Functions Project I got the below Popup, which showed me a warning “You must have the Azure Functions Core Tools installed to debug your local functions“.

You must have the Azure Functions Core Tools installed to debug your local functions

Then I clicked on the Install button to install that.

You must have the Azure Functions Core Tools installed to debug your local functions
you must have the azure functions core tools installed to debug your local functions.

After i clicked on the Install button, I got the below error

12:01:28 PM: Running command: “npm install -g [email protected]″…
npm ERR! code EEXIST
npm ERR! path C:\Users\Bijay\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\azure-functions-core-tools\lib\main.js
npm ERR! dest C:\Users\Bijay\AppData\Roaming\npm\func
npm ERR! EEXIST: file already exists, cmd shim ‘C:\Users\Bijay\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\azure-functions-core-tools\lib\main.js’ -> ‘C:\Users\Bijay\AppData\Roaming\npm\func’

npm ERR! File exists: C:\Users\Bijay\AppData\Roaming\npm\func
npm ERR! Remove the existing file and try again, or run npm
npm ERR! with –force to overwrite files recklessly.

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR! C:\Users\Bijay\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache_logs\2020-08-17T06_31_31_113Z-debug.log

you can see here, It is showing me some reference files already exist.

Azure Function Core Tool Not Installing on VS Code
azure-functions-core-tools npm

Azure Function Core Tool Not Installing on VS Code [Solved]

To fix this issue, first I have opened a new terminal and tried executing the below command.

You must have the Azure Functions Core Tools installed to debug your local functions [Solved]

You can also use the nodejs command prompt to execute the below cmdlet.

npm install -g azure-functions-core-too[email protected]

But again, I got the same error

cannot install azure functions core tools visual studio code
Azure functions core tools installation is stuck in visual studio code

So now what I did is I ran the below command with — force, You can able to see, It started the installation of the Azure Functions Core Tools without any issue.

npm install -g [email protected] --force
Azure functions core tools installation error
Azure functions core tools installation is stuck in visual studio code

Now when i tried creating the Azure Functions Project using Visual Studio Code, I did’nt get any error now.

How To Install Azure Functions Core Tools In Visual Studio Code

You can easily install the Azure Functions Core Tools in Visual Studio Code using the below steps

Install azure functions core tools visual studio code

  1. Open a new terminal from your Visual Studio Code.
  2. Run the below command.
npm install -g [email protected] --force

Once, you will execute the above command, the core tools will get installed successfully as shown below.

How To Install Azure Functions Core Tools In Visual Studio Code

Uninstall Azure Functions Core Tools

Well, if you want to uninstall Azure Functions Core Tools from your Visual Studio Code IDE, you can follow the below methods.

Method-1:

  1. Open your Visual Studio Code IDE.
  2. Click on the View –> Select Command Palette option.
uninstall azure functions core tools

3. Search for “Uninstall Azure Functions Core Tools from Visual Studio Code” and click on the search result Azure Functions: Uninstall Azure Functions Core Tools.

Uninstall Azure Functions Core Tools from Visual Studio Code

Method-2:

You can also use the below steps to uninstall Azure Functions Core Tools from Visual Studio Code.

  1. Open a new terminal from your Visual Studio Code.
  2. Run the below command.
npm uninstall -g azure-functions-core-tools

Now, it will uninstall the Azure Functions Core Tools from your Visual Studio Code IDE.

How to Uninstall Azure Functions Core Tools

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Conclusion

Well, here we have discussed how to fix the error, Azure Function Core Tool Not Installing on VS Code. We saw here, how manually we installed the Azure Function Core Tool successfully. Along with this, we have also discussed the below topics

  • Azure Function Core Tool Not Installing on VS Code
  • You must have the Azure Functions Core Tools installed to debug your local functions
  • How To Install Azure Functions Core Tools In Visual Studio Code
  • Install azure functions core tools visual studio code
  • Uninstall Azure Functions Core Tools

Hope it will help you to fix your issue as well !!!.