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10 essential extensions for VS Code

Fabien Lasserre ☕️ on April 20, 2018

I've been using Visual Studio Code as my main code editor for more than two years now. I used to work with Sublime Text, which was an amazing softw...
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Sung M. Kim

As a React developer, I found React Food Truck to be quite useful.

It's a collection of React extensions and they come in quite handy :)

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Gift Egwuenu • Edited

This is a great list. I also found some nice one recently Polacode it takes snapshots of your code. Guides An extension for more guidelines in your code.

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Fabien Lasserre ☕️

Woah! That's a great one! I've already used Carbon which does the same thing pretty much but being able to do it right from the editor is great. Thank you! :)

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Isioye Mohammed

Polacode is a good one, thanks Gift

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Daniel Avellaneda • Edited

Nice compilation! I’ve found “Bracket Pair Colorizer” and “Prettier” very helpful

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Ricky White

I second both of these. Bracket pair has saved me multiple times.

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Adam Parkin

Nice, a few of these I hadn't seen before.

Would recommend GitLens over GitBlame though, as GitLens does not only the blame (including stuff like blame on each line, in the gutter, etc) as well as a ton of other stuff. It's probably my top #1 VS Code extension:

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Shayne Boyer

Nice list! Check out - just released by @burkeholland and Sarah Drasner

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Breno da Mata

I love the vscode-spotify. It allows you not only to see the song playing but it has the basic player commands shortcuts!

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bon jour - hello dear Fabien - wow , great and overwhelming - i appreciate your text it is very very good .
i am happy to read your text - i like it very much. Can you give us more hints to run VSCode or VSCodium on mx-linux:

cf : I use VSCode daily and it is widely used, i am shocked it is not in stable repo. Please add VSCode to the package list.
see more here:
Fabien - you are invited to add your ideas to the thread.

dear Fabien - we would be glad to hear from you. - well we look forward to hear form you -regards tarifa

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Nick Taylor • Edited

Thanks for sharing Fabien. Definitely gonna check out color info. Git blame is awesome. I also use the Git extension pack which I highly recommend.

Here's my full setup if your interested.

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Camilo Martinez • Edited

I'm highly recommend Indent Rainbow extension:

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Josh Jackson

Gotta throw Better Comments into the mix.

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My list of extensions in order of usefulness:
MetaGo - probably the best tool for keyboard driven navigation bar none (better than vim), includes bookmarks
Todo+ - a great task manager for my projects, and integrates with source code
Local History - saved my ass more times than not during a hardcore dev session
Find all references - fast rip-grep front end
Clipboard Manager - probably one of the better emacs style clipboard ring
Highlight - Really customizable highlighting for log files, config files,comments. Works with Todo+
Sort lines - does what it says
Palenight theme - easy on the eyes

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Tiziano Basile

Hi, this is a good list of extentions.
I just don't get the point of writing emojis in code

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Kwabena Bio Berko

Awesome list!

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DJ Quecke

Newby questions. Will VS Code extensions work with VS Community? Also, has anyone seen a commenter extension that would allow me select a block of code and comment it out/in? Thanks

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Fabien Lasserre ☕️

I don't think they will.

Regarding your request about comments: you can select a block of text and use CMD + / to comment that whole block in and out.

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AutoFileName is awesome thanks for the recommendation.

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Do you know what extension allows you to highlight the scope of the function?
VS extension

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Barış Deniz Sağlam

Bracket Pair Colorizer?

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Strahinja Babić

cdnjs will be quite handy to use, but VStudio already has a Color info i can dare to say its awesome :D

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I like vscode-icons!

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Jithesh. KT

Any Swiss knife for React?

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Tiago Marques • Edited

I use most of those, but in addition as an Honorable mention, I use "Project Manager" (self explanatory) and "Code online" (creates an index of methods and properties of current class/file)