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Shane Mitchell
Shane Mitchell

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How to: Enable automatic import sorting in VS Code

Sorted ES6 imports

There’s a VS Code setting that enables automatic organizing of imports on file saves.

It primarily does two things:

  • sorts imports based on ESLint settings
  • removes any unused imports

Aside from being a timesaver, this also avoids linting errors (which is especially useful in CI/CD codebases where linting errors will stop a job from completing).

What’s great is you can set it in your user or project settings and forget about it, and it’s only a couple lines.

// settings.json

  // put this in your settings object
  "editor.codeActionsOnSave": {
    "source.organizeImports": true,
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And that’s it! Now when you save, your imports magically sort themselves out!

Imports automatically organizing themselves

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