# Quick Start
Open your VS Code Settings to configure your default generator. It is
recommanded to set this in the user settings to get a proper default for every
project. Search for the
cmake.generator key and select the generator. The
default generator is
Open your CMake project folder and/or add CMake folders to your workspace. You can add as many as you like.
The extension automatically starts to configure your project and loads the CMake
project information. You can monitor the progress in an output tab with the name
CMake - FolderName. After successful configuration, your first project should
be connected to the extension. The CMake informations are shown in three status
bar elements (Project, Target, Configuration). They can be clicked to select a
different element through a quick pick.
Select the your project and target to build and press the
F7 key to start the
build process. Alternatively, you can press
Shift+F7 to build all targets in
the current project.