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Hide "XML Document" Tree View for Non-XML Documents

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Like the title says, you should only display the explorer tree view when a user opens a XML document. It’s a waste of space having it there all the time. Not sure about it, but I believe this could be achieved using the onLanguage activation event:

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  • State:closed
  • Created 6 years ago
  • Reactions:9
  • Comments:11 (6 by maintainers)

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Yanpascommented, Mar 11, 2018

I don’t need it even in xml docs, hope to see config that disables it

Danieleeeecommented, Jun 16, 2017

Hi @DotJoshJohnson , you can activate this extension only under xml language. In package.json:

"activationEvents": [
"contributes": {
        "languages": [{
            "id": "xml",
            "aliases": [
            "extensions": [
 "grammars": [{
            "language": "xml"

So we avoid triggering the extension with unsupported programming languages ​​and consequently saving resources

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