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Top 10 VS Code extensions you need to install right now!

Prettier - Code formatter

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Prettier is one of the most used code formatter. It enforces a consistent style by parsing your code and re-printing it with its own rules that take the maximum line length into account, wrapping code when necessary.

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GitLens — Git supercharged

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GitLens is a great extension that makes working in a group easier. It shows you which piece of code was committed when and by whom and also the commit message.

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Live Share

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If you want to code together with your friend or get some help from a person and want them to see your code easily and code in real-time in front of you then this is what you need. This extension allows you to code together with someone else.

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Import Cost

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Whenever you import something from a package, it will show its size and the gzip like this-

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Image Preview

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This extension shows you a small image in the sidebar when you give the path of an image and a bigger image if you hover over the link. It is quite useful and it is also a way to check if the image path is correct :P

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CodeSnap

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CodeSnap allows you to take beautiful screenshots of your code and share it with someone easily that too inside VS Code. Here is an example-

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JavaScript (ES6) code snippets

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This extension provides various commonly used code snippets and saves a lot of time.

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Htmltagwrap

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This is a small extension but pretty useful. If you select some tags or text then click Alt + W or Option + W for Mac then it will wrap it around a tag.

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Auto rename tag

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If you use XML or HTML then this extension is a lifesaver. Whenever you need to change the tag, if you just edit the opening or closing tag it will automatically change the other one.

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ES7 React/Redux/GraphQL/React-Native snippets

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This extension provides you with commonly used React, Redux, GraphQL, and React Native snippets and saves a lot of time. For example, writing _rafce gives me a React arrow function component-

const Home = () => {
    return (
        <div>

        </div>
    )
}

export default Home;
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Discussion (2)

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Juraj Maťaše

GitLens is great :-) Thanks for sharing.

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dxtcuba

I’ll try it as well 😃