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What Are Some of Your Favourite Visual Studio Code Extensions?

Hi everyone!

So I've been using co-pilot for the nearly a year and it's been a real game changer for me. I definitely feel more productive and work quicker. Are there any other extensions or tools that you've come across and found to be particularly useful?

Since my projects span across different languages and frameworks, I'm all ears for recommendations on extensions for anything.

The extensions I'm currently using are below:

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Paulo Henrique

There is only one that everyone should install marketplace.visualstudio.com/items...

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ifrah

My days of talking to a rubber duck are finally over! Always wanted some company coding on those long days 馃ぃ

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Pawe艂 Ciosek

馃悎鈥嶁瑳鉂わ笍

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Swaraj Singh 鈽革笍

Now that's what I was looking for 馃檶馃徎

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Christophe Colombier • Edited

About great extensions you didn't already mentions, I would recommend using the following ones:

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ErrorLens turbo-charges language diagnostic features by making diagnostics stand out more prominently, highlighting the entire line wherever a diagnostic is generated by the language and also prints the message inline.

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Indent-Rainbow

A simple extension to make indentation more readable

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  • And something that was an extension and now a native settings

code.visualstudio.com/blogs/2021/0...

settings.json

{
    "editor.bracketPairColorization.enabled": true,
    "editor.guides.bracketPairs":"active"
}
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ifrah

Thanks for the list. These look great!

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Alexander

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Ridwan Yunus

Broooooooo, these extensions are many

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Alexander • Edited

I just forget to delete some of them馃ぃ馃ぃ. But most of time I use a lot of themes

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Rayyan Nafees

Use VScode Profiles to manage diff extensions for diff projects

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Christophe Colombier

About GitHub copilot, did you try Codeium ?

I like it too.

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ifrah

Not yet, I've heard a lot of great things about Codeium. I can't really fault Copilot too much yet to consider switching. I'm still on the look out for a free solid alternative though!

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Rayyan Nafees

The Only great thing about codium is that it's free lol

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Christophe Colombier

Haha. Touch茅

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Hui馃尰

A new tool called MarsCode is free now, maybe u can have a try.dev.to/dancemove_marscode/marscode...

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ifrah

Thanks! looks interesting

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Igor Zinin

while coding in my flow i often swear aloud and do not want anybody to hear that. It would be nice to have AI companion who would listened my speech and surprised me sometime with reply 馃ぃ

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Artem Sapegin

Color Highlight

Highlights colors in the code.

Color Highlight

Code Spell Checker

Spellchecker for Markdown, comments, variable names, functions, etc.

Code Spell Checker

Code Spell Checker

Emoji Console Log

Inserts console.log() statement with a random emoji and a variable (object, function, etc.) under your cursor to make debugging JavaScript and TypeScript code easier.

Emoji Console Log

And Squirrelsong Light theme.

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Christophe Colombier

About spell/style checker, I recommend using also

marketplace.visualstudio.com/items...

Based on github.com/crate-ci/typos

Typos and codespell work pretty well together. They will often provide same typos, but it's OK. But using them both will also raise issues one wouldn't.

For style checking I also use

marketplace.visualstudio.com/items...

And

marketplace.visualstudio.com/items...

It helps me to solve many grammar issues

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Artem Sapegin

Thanks! I use LanguageTool as a standalone app, going to try these extensions...

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Best Codes

This one has been BY FAR the handiest for me!
codeium.com
marketplace.visualstudio.com/items...

It is like GitHub Copilot but free. It has an in-editor AI chat, AI refactor, awesome AI autocomplete, and more!

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Best extension I've ever found.

Other than that, I just use Prettier and some other formatting tools.

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James Luterek

VSCode REST - marketplace.visualstudio.com/items...

Less known, but very useful.

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Paimonchan

i would recommend using this theme
marketplace.visualstudio.com/items
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Christophe Colombier

Contextive seems interesting. I have never heard about it

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Silver Phoenix

One of my favorite extensions.

marketplace.visualstudio.com/items...

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Killbunny • Edited

Other than the many awesome extensions many people has posted in comments,
For productivity, Highlight-words makes looking for text on log files so easy. And for fun, I can't live without background anymore

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puneetsingh802

Here are some additional extensions -

Path Autocomplete
marketplace.visualstudio.com/items...

Code Spell Checker
marketplace.visualstudio.com/items...

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hiruthicSha • Edited

This is by-far the most used extension. Changing multiple terms while preserving its casing.

Multi Cursor Case Preserve

Example gif from extension author

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Ijay

I like codeium AI but there are many auto-completion tools you can check out: freecodecamp.org/news/ai-tools-to-...
For more extension check Youtube.

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Christophe Colombier

Thanks, I will have look

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