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VIM & Visual Studio Code Tips & Tricks (With Video / GIF)

muhajirdev profile image Muhammad Muhajir Updated on ・2 min read

This post is going to be a collection of VIM And Visual Studio Code tips that I use daily. And it will be updated frequently. So stay tuned. You can follow me here or on twitter @muhajirdev if you want. I'd really really love to hear your feedback here

Installed Extenstion in Visual Studio Code:

Delete In Tag

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Delete Surrounding Tag

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Update June 30th, 2019

Change single quote to double quote

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Update July 4th, 2019

Change Tag with Emmet

Note that you need to set the keyboard shortcut first. Press cmd+shift+p Then write Preferences: Open Keyboard Shortcuts (JSON). And add the following

[
...
 {
    "key": "shift+cmd+n",
    "command": "editor.emmet.action.updateTag",
    "when": "editorTextFocus"
  },
...
]

My full keyboard shortcuts can be seen on my github dotfiles

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Update July 11th, 2019

Go to matching tag with Emmet

Similar to tips above. I use cmd+m as the shortcut here. You can check the keyboard shortcut file on my github dotfiles.

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Copy And Paste with VIM

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Update

I have created VSCode.xyz as vscode tips and tricks portal. Check it out.

This post will be updated with more tips and tricks. Stay tuned.

Like and share if you found it useful.

If you have additional tips. You can put it on the comment below. I might can include it too in this post :)

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Rakshit Sinha ⚡

Inspired by your 3rd tip, when inside an HTML/JSX tag:
Using cs<div> can change your current tag to a <div> tag. Of course, that is applicable to all other types of HTML tags out there. <div> was just for an example.

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stuartaylward

Did I miss something? How does this work? Is there a shortcut key combination to make this work?

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Muhammad Muhajir Author

Hi stuart,
Did you manage to get it working?

First of all you need to install github.com/VSCodeVim/Vim . And you can learn some vim basic here openvim.com .

After that, all those tips & tricks should be usable

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z2lai

Yeah, I'm feeling quite confused and stupid right now...

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Muhammad Muhajir Author

Ah, my bad. Should have said that we're using VSCode Vim extension. I'll update the post. Thanks for noticing

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Muhammad Muhajir Author

Yeah. We're using VSCode VIM extension like mentioned by @firozansari . I'll update the post. Thanks for noticing

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David Wickes

Worth pointing out that cs relies on (vim-surround)[github.com/tpope/vim-surround] in actual Vim.

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Muhammad Muhajir Author

Yeah, it's awesome. Thanks for adding the information David :)

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Adam Gracy

Here is more evidence bad things come in threes.

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Firoz Ansari

I am not sure but look like you are using VS Code Vim Extension.

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Muhammad Muhajir Author

Right I am using that extension

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Update

I have launched vscode.xyz for this purpose. Check it out