Interface: DockerDesktopClient

An amalgam of the v0 and v1 interfaces of the Docker Desktop API client, provided for backwards compatibility reasons. Unless you’re working with a legacy extension, use the v1 type instead.

Properties

backend

Readonly backend: undefined | BackendV0

The window.ddClient.backend object can be used to communicate with the backend defined in the vm section of the extension metadata. The client is already connected to the backend.

deprecated :warning: It will be removed in a future version. Use DockerDesktopClient.extension instead.

Inherited from

DockerDesktopClientV0.backend


extension

Readonly extension: Extension

The ddClient.extension object can be used to communicate with the backend defined in the vm section of the extension metadata. The client is already connected to the backend.

Inherited from

DockerDesktopClientV1.extension


desktopUI

Readonly desktopUI: DesktopUI

Inherited from

DockerDesktopClientV1.desktopUI


host

Readonly host: Host

Inherited from

DockerDesktopClientV1.host


docker

Readonly docker: Docker

Inherited from

DockerDesktopClientV1.docker

Container Methods

listContainers

listContainers(options): Promise<unknown>

Get the list of running containers (same as docker ps).

By default, this will not list stopped containers. You can use the option {"all": true} to list all the running and stopped containers.

const containers = await window.ddClient.listContainers();

deprecated :warning: It will be removed in a future version. Use Docker.listContainers instead.

Parameters

Name Type Description
options never (Optional). A JSON like { "all": true, "limit": 10, "size": true, "filters": JSON.stringify({ status: ["exited"] }), } For more information about the different properties see the Docker API endpoint documentation.

Returns

Promise<unknown>

Inherited from

DockerDesktopClientV0.listContainers


Image Methods

listImages

listImages(options): Promise<unknown>

Get the list of images

const images = await window.ddClient.listImages();

deprecated :warning: It will be removed in a future version. Use Docker.listImages instead.

Parameters

Name Type Description
options never (Optional). A JSON like { "all": true, "filters": JSON.stringify({ dangling: ["true"] }), "digests": true } For more information about the different properties see the Docker API endpoint documentation.

Returns

Promise<unknown>

Inherited from

DockerDesktopClientV0.listImages


navigateToContainers(): void

Navigate to the containers window in Docker Desktop.

window.ddClient.navigateToContainers();

deprecated :warning: It will be removed in a future version. Use NavigationIntents.viewContainers instead.

Returns

void

Inherited from

DockerDesktopClientV0.navigateToContainers


navigateToContainer(id): Promise<any>

Navigate to the container window in Docker Desktop.

await window.ddClient.navigateToContainer(id);

deprecated :warning: It will be removed in a future version. Use NavigationIntents.viewContainer instead.

Parameters

Name Type Description
id string The full container id, e.g. 46b57e400d801762e9e115734bf902a2450d89669d85881058a46136520aca28. You can use the --no-trunc flag as part of the docker ps command to display the full container id.

Returns

Promise<any>

A promise that fails if the container doesn’t exist.

Inherited from

DockerDesktopClientV0.navigateToContainer


navigateToContainerLogs(id): Promise<any>

Navigate to the container logs window in Docker Desktop.

await window.ddClient.navigateToContainerLogs(id);

deprecated :warning: It will be removed in a future version. Use {@link DockerDesktopClient.viewContainerLogs} instead.

Parameters

Name Type Description
id string The full container id, e.g. 46b57e400d801762e9e115734bf902a2450d89669d85881058a46136520aca28. You can use the --no-trunc flag as part of the docker ps command to display the full container id.

Returns

Promise<any>

A promise that fails if the container doesn’t exist.

Inherited from

DockerDesktopClientV0.navigateToContainerLogs


navigateToContainerInspect(id): Promise<any>

Navigate to the container inspect window in Docker Desktop.

await window.ddClient.navigateToContainerInspect(id);

deprecated :warning: It will be removed in a future version. Use {@link DockerDesktopClient.viewContainerInspect} instead.

Parameters

Name Type Description
id string The full container id, e.g. 46b57e400d801762e9e115734bf902a2450d89669d85881058a46136520aca28. You can use the --no-trunc flag as part of the docker ps command to display the full container id.

Returns

Promise<any>

A promise that fails if the container doesn’t exist.

Inherited from

DockerDesktopClientV0.navigateToContainerInspect


navigateToContainerStats(id): Promise<any>

Navigate to the container stats to see the CPU, memory, disk read/write and network I/O usage.

await window.ddClient.navigateToContainerStats(id);

deprecated :warning: It will be removed in a future version. Use {@link DockerDesktopClient.viewContainerStats} instead.

Parameters

Name Type Description
id string The full container id, e.g. 46b57e400d801762e9e115734bf902a2450d89669d85881058a46136520aca28. You can use the --no-trunc flag as part of the docker ps command to display the full container id.

Returns

Promise<any>

A promise that fails if the container doesn’t exist.

Inherited from

DockerDesktopClientV0.navigateToContainerStats


navigateToImages(): void

Navigate to the images window in Docker Desktop.

await window.ddClient.navigateToImages(id);

deprecated :warning: It will be removed in a future version. Use NavigationIntents.viewImages instead.

Returns

void

Inherited from

DockerDesktopClientV0.navigateToImages


navigateToImage(id, tag): Promise<any>

Navigate to a specific image referenced by id and tag in Docker Desktop. In this navigation route you can find the image layers, commands, created time and size.

await window.ddClient.navigateToImage(id, tag);

deprecated :warning: It will be removed in a future version. Use NavigationIntents.viewImage instead.

Parameters

Name Type Description
id string The full image id (including sha), e.g. sha256:34ab3ae068572f4e85c448b4035e6be5e19cc41f69606535cd4d768a63432673.
tag string The tag of the image, e.g. latest, 0.0.1, etc.

Returns

Promise<any>

A promise that fails if the container doesn’t exist.

Inherited from

DockerDesktopClientV0.navigateToImage


navigateToVolumes(): void

Navigate to the volumes window in Docker Desktop.

await window.ddClient.navigateToVolumes();

deprecated :warning: It will be removed in a future version. Use NavigationIntents.viewVolumes instead.

Returns

void

Inherited from

DockerDesktopClientV0.navigateToVolumes


navigateToVolume(volume): void

Navigate to a specific volume in Docker Desktop.

window.ddClient.navigateToVolume(volume);

deprecated :warning: It will be removed in a future version. Use NavigationIntents.viewVolume instead.

Parameters

Name Type Description
volume string The name of the volume, e.g. my-volume.

Returns

void

Inherited from

DockerDesktopClientV0.navigateToVolume


navigateToDevEnvironments(): void

Navigate to the Dev Environments window in Docker Desktop.

window.ddClient.navigateToDevEnvironments();

deprecated :warning: It will be removed in a future version. Use NavigationIntents.viewDevEnvironments instead.

Returns

void

Inherited from

DockerDesktopClientV0.navigateToDevEnvironments


Other Methods

execHostCmd

execHostCmd(cmd): Promise<ExecResultV0>

You can run binaries defined in the host section in the extension metadata.

window.ddClient.execHostCmd(`cliShippedOnHost xxx`).then((cmdResult: any) => {
 console.log(cmdResult);
});

deprecated :warning: It will be removed in a future version. Use ExtensionCli.exec instead.

Parameters

Name Type Description
cmd string The command to be executed.

Returns

Promise<ExecResultV0>

Inherited from

DockerDesktopClientV0.execHostCmd


spawnHostCmd

spawnHostCmd(cmd, args, callback): void

Invoke an extension binary on your host and getting the output stream.

window.ddClient.spawnHostCmd(
  `cliShippedOnHost`,
  [`arg1`, `arg2`],
  (data: any, err: any) => {
    console.log(data.stdout, data.stderr);
    // Once the command exits we get the status code
    if (data.code) {
      console.log(data.code);
    }
  }
);

deprecated :warning: It will be removed in a future version. Use ExtensionCli.exec instead.

Parameters

Name Type Description
cmd string The command to be executed.
args string[] The arguments of the command to execute.
callback (data: any, error: any) => void The callback function where to listen from the command output data and errors.

Returns

void

Inherited from

DockerDesktopClientV0.spawnHostCmd


execDockerCmd

execDockerCmd(cmd, ...args): Promise<ExecResultV0>

You can also directly execute the docker binary.

const output = await window.ddClient.execDockerCmd("info");

deprecated :warning: It will be removed in a future version. Use DockerCommand.exec instead.

Parameters

Name Type Description
cmd string The command to execute.
...args string[] The arguments of the command to execute.

Returns

Promise<ExecResultV0>

The result will contain both the standard output and the standard error of the executed command:

{
  "stderr": "...",
  "stdout": "..."
}

For convenience, the command result object also has methods to easily parse it depending on the output format:

  • output.lines(): string[] splits output lines.
  • output.parseJsonObject(): any parses a well-formed json output.
  • output.parseJsonLines(): any[] parses each output line as a json object.

If the output of the command is too long, or you need to get the output as a stream you can use the spawnDockerCmd function:

window.ddClient.spawnDockerCmd("logs", ["-f", "..."], (data, error) => {
  console.log(data.stdout);
});

Inherited from

DockerDesktopClientV0.execDockerCmd


spawnDockerCmd

spawnDockerCmd(cmd, args, callback): void

deprecated :warning: It will be removed in a future version. Use DockerCommand.exec instead.

Parameters

Name Type
cmd string
args string[]
callback (data: any, error: any) => void

Returns

void

Inherited from

DockerDesktopClientV0.spawnDockerCmd


openExternal

openExternal(url): void

Opens an external URL with the system default browser.

window.ddClient.openExternal("https://docker.com");

deprecated :warning: It will be removed in a future version. Use Host.openExternal instead.

Parameters

Name Type Description
url string The URL the browser will open (must have the protocol http or https).

Returns

void

Inherited from

DockerDesktopClientV0.openExternal


Toast Methods

toastSuccess

toastSuccess(msg): void

Display a toast message of type success.

window.ddClient.toastSuccess("message");

deprecated :warning: It will be removed in a future version. Use Toast.success instead.

Parameters

Name Type Description
msg string The message to display in the toast.

Returns

void

Inherited from

DockerDesktopClientV0.toastSuccess


toastWarning

toastWarning(msg): void

Display a toast message of type warning.

window.ddClient.toastWarning("message");

deprecated :warning: It will be removed in a future version. Use Toast.warning instead.

Parameters

Name Type Description
msg string The message to display in the toast.

Returns

void

Inherited from

DockerDesktopClientV0.toastWarning


toastError

toastError(msg): void

Display a toast message of type error.

window.ddClient.toastError("message");

deprecated :warning: It will be removed in a future version. Use Toast.error instead.

Parameters

Name Type Description
msg string The message to display in the toast.

Returns

void

Inherited from

DockerDesktopClientV0.toastError