My 12 Favorite VSCode Extensions
One of the reasons VSCode is such an awesome code editor is the huge library of extensions created by the community that increase developer productivity. Below are some of my favorite VSCode extensions.
This simple extension makes your brackets colorful so you can easily find matching pairs.
There isn't really ever a time where you would want to change an html tag without changing the corresponding opening/closing tag. Automatically change both at the same time with this extension.
This extension has saved me so much time writing import statements. Easily get the relative path to any file in your workspace with a simple keyboard shortcut.
Keep your code style consistent with this formatter. Configure your settings exactly how you like, then format your code with a keyboard shortcut or on save.
Highlight a block of code and use a shortcut to wrap it in any html tag.
If you ever write markdown files, having a live preview is incredibly helpful.
This extension allows you to take beautiful screenshots of your code.
There are so many better uses of our time than coming up with fake placeholder data. This extension allows you to quickly add random pieces of data to your code, such as names, emails, colors, etc.
"Peek" at the styles for any CSS class, id, or HTML tag. Open the styles inline or quickly jump to the file where they are defined.
Easily log variable names and their values to the console with a keyboard shortcut. Can be configured to include things like file name and line number in the log for easier debugging.
Snippets for all of the React boilerplate you write over and over again.
There are many snippet extensions like the React one above, but sometimes you might want to make your own custom snippets. This extension allows you to do that easily.