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5 vs code extension to make coding environment more attracting

Sahil Saif
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VS code is simply awesome. These 5 extensions are like cherry on top.
so let's jump to the extensions-

1. SynthWave '84 :

Link: click here

  • This is a theme extension and it's become popular day by day for it's beautiful dark look and feel. It also has certain text glow option which also looks great .
  • sometimes the text glow disappear (very rare case) then you just need to do shift + ctrl + p and type 'synthWave' and select it. Then just need to reload vs code and now it's fine.
  • But if you don't like the glow you can turn off in setting. SynthWave '84 some other themes are 'JellyFish Theme', 'Omni Theme', 'Palenight Theme', 'Viow Color Theme' , 'Material themes' etc.

2. Indent-Rainbow :

Link: click here
Most of programming language need to follow indentation and it increases the code readability. TO make the indentation more clear this extension will help you much.
Indent-Rainbow
Now let see how it's looks like in code: 👇🏻
Indent-Rainbow-ex

  • You can also change the indentation color in setting, but i think black is quite good.
  • If your indentation is wrong then the color turns to red and gives you warning.

3. @import-font :

Link: click here
when we writing CSS , for fonts we need to go google font then get the font's link and then paste on html or CSS file. Now with this extension you don't need to go anywhere. you just write font name starting with '@'. And thats it.
@import-font
how to use in CSS file 👇🏻
@import-font-ex
@import-font-ex2

4. Better Comments :

Link: click here
Everybody do comments on code. sometimes whatever we commenting is maybe very important to remind or less important or writing a question on whatever you learning on that point. Main point is there is various level of comments and to filter the comment's level this extension will help you.

  • you can give different colors in more important, less important, heading, question and whatever you want all can be customize in setting.
  • you need to give some symbol after the actual comment command like * or ? or # or any symbol you can customize from default. Better Comments

Here is an example for you about how it's looks👇🏻
Better Comments ex
👆🏻Here symbols are customized from default symbols that you also can do.

5. Code Spell Checker :

Link: click here
while writing code there we gets auto complete so there this extension has not much use but in writing comments we don't get word suggestion or auto complete so there if we write wrong spelling of a word then the word will be underlined and to get correct word's suggestion we need to type ctrl + . having cursor on the word.

Code Spell Checker


I assure you these 5 extension will attracts your attention day by day while coding.


And connect with me on twitter for other JavaScript and CSS stuff.

so for today this ends here. But let me know should I make part 2 of this?

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Gulajava Ministudio

Nice list for extension. You forgot to mention indent-rainbow extension and bracket pair colorizer 2, for better code readibility.

And for VS Code theme, you can try Mayukai Theme

MayukaiDemo1
MayukaiDemo2

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Sahil Saif Author

indent-rainbow i mentioned and i use bracket pair but as i was willing to make 5 list so that does not get place. otherwise the theme is cool , i didn't use that earlier but i like it.

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Mirko Lorusso • Edited

Hi, thanks for the article!
I'm not sure about the point of using Indent Rainbow with the color set to black: the good thing about this extension is that it lets you identify the level of indentation at a glance, by just looking at the color.
How do you use it?

Edit: ok sorry, I got it. When I first read the article, I missed your phrase about the red indentation. However, I think that most of the power of this extension is when you use it with its default colors.

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Sahil Saif Author

yea it's default black,, but after installation you can see the difference between in code,, and the more you go div inside div the black will fade slowly. As for me, i got difference in black . But you can change the color if black does not suits you. very simple just type indent rainbow in setting and then it's setting will be add on setting.json there you can customize every level's color. And yea to customize it from default , you need to be little pro ,otherwise will looks weird.
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Mirko Lorusso

Ok, now I see the shades, thanks.
From the screenshot in the article, every level seemed just plain black :)

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Muhammad Umair

Very useful post. I wounder how you mange to read handwriting style font shown in screenshots. Most probably that is coming from your vscode setup 😃

My personal observation indent rainbow takes too much memory if you look into vsxode processes.

I use spellcheck regularly but @import-font is very useful 👍

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Sahil Saif Author

haha, no i don't use handwriting font, it just came as backup with handlee font which was default, btw i don't even noticed that😂. Indent rainbow is very useful, i didn't felt what you said. Btw thanks for your comment!!

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SAIFULLAH🇮🇳

Really helpful post❤️

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Sahil Saif Author

Thanks brother!

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Luis eduardo Avila urbina

a good extension aldo is tab nine

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webdevwanderer

Thanks for this informative article. These will be added to my VSC extensions.

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Sahil Saif Author

you welcome mate!

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timkovik

Links would be very useful

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Sahil Saif Author

Now i have updated all links, please check it out again. Thanks!

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KUMAR HARSH

syth wave crashed my vs coded.

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Sahil Saif Author

the only a little problem with synth wave is sometimes it's glowing stopped. that's solution also i provided shift + ctrl + p . otherwise i did not find any issue of crashing vs code. It works so smoothly.