Top 7 VS Code Extensions

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I love Visual Studio Code! It’s a fantastic lightweight, cross-platform source code editor from Microsoft. Best of all, it’s FREE!!!

Starting with Visual Studio Code Beta (0.10.1 version) you can install extensions from the Visual Studio Code Marketplace to further enhance its functionality.

Here’s is my list of must-have extensions for VS Code:

1. JSHint

This extension integrates the highly popular JSHint javascript linter into the Visual Studio Code JSHint extensions, allowing you to spot syntactical errors while coding, making you look awesome!

JSHint

2. C#

A must-have for the C# devs out there. This extension from Microsoft provides various features including syntax highlighting, intellisense, find all references, debugging support for .NET Core etc.

CSharp Extension

3. TODO Parser

A great little extension that creates a list of TODO tasks by parsing your source code for TODO tags. I highly recommend this one!

TODO Parser

4. TSLint

If you often write TypeScript then this is one extension you shouldn’t do without! TSLint integrates the popular tslint TypeScript linter into Visual Studio Code.

TSLint

5. PowerShell

Another great Microsoft provided extension for developing PowerShell scripts.

Features include syntax highlighting, intellisense support, ability to execute PowerShell scripts directly within VS Code (F8) etc.

PowerShell Extension

6. Visual Studio Keymap

Are you a regular Visual Studio user? Feeling lost without the Visual Studio keyboard shortcuts? Well, you’re in luck because Microsoft has ported those VS shortcuts in a single VS Code extension yay!

Visual Studio Keymap

7. Sublime Text Keymap

If you’re a user of the Sublime text editor you might be interested in this one. This extension from Microsoft brings across several keyboard shortcuts from the ever popular Sublime text editor.

Sublime Text Keymap

Conclusion

I hope you also find these extensions useful. Visual Studio Code is a fantastic code editor that is getting better and better with extension contributions from the community.

If you find any other awesome extensions, feel free to share them in the comments.

Shane Bartholomeusz

G’day, I’m a technical solutions consultant based in Perth, Australia that specialises in the Microsoft technology stack, including .NET, Dynamics 365, Azure and general web development etc.

This blog is my place to share my thoughts, helpful solutions and just random nerdy stuff.
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2 thoughts on “Top 7 VS Code Extensions

  1. Interesting! At the same time, there’s just soooo much more than that! 🙂

    My top picks would be:
    * Settings Sync (https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=Shan.code-settings-sync)
    * Code Spellchecker (https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=streetsidesoftware.code-spell-checker)
    * Select part of word (https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=mlewand.select-part-of-word)
    * Debugger for Chrome (https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=msjsdiag.debugger-for-chrome)

    And many, many more! I pushed complete list to gist https://gist.github.com/mlewand/9dedb6f554579f523ee23dd24c6eb11d

    It’s great that the marketplace is already so big.

    And I’m also totally in love with VSCode and it’s customization!

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