My Visual Studio Code Setup

March 20, 2020 - Reading time: 5 minutes

I use Visual Studio Code as my editor for coding and writing, here are the extensions that make it mine.

For Web Development

  • Auto Close Tag Automatically add HTML/XML close tag, same as Visual Studio IDE or Sublime Text does

  • Code Spell Checker A basic spell checker that helps catch common spelling errors while keeping the number of false positives low.

  • Color Highlight This extension styles css/web colors found in your document.

  • Live Server Launch a development local Server with live reload feature for static & dynamic pages

  • Live Share Real-time collaborative development from the comfort of your favorite tools

  • Live Share Audio Adds audio calling capabilities to Visual Studio Live Share

  • Live Share Chat Chat with your team while you collaborate over code using VS Live Share

  • Live Share Extension Pack Collection of extensions that enable real-time collaborative development with VS Live Share.

  • Open in Browser This allows you to open the current file in your default browser or application.

  • Prettier - Code formatterFormats JavaScript, TypeScript, CSS, HTML, Markdown, YAML and more.

  • Rainbow Brackets Provide rainbow colors for the round brackets, the square brackets and the squiggly brackets.

Markdown and Document Management

  • Copy Markdown as HTML Copies the selected text from a markdown document to the clipboard as HTML.

  • Markdown All in One All you need to write Markdown (keyboard shortcuts, table of contents, auto preview and more)

  • Markdown Helper Apply Markdown formatting to text (keyboard shortcuts, context menu)

  • Markdown PDF Convert Markdown to PDF

  • Markdown LintMarkdown linting and style checking for Visual Studio Code

  • Settings Sync Synchronize Settings, Snippets, Themes, File Icons, and Extensions Across Multiple Machines using GitHub Gist.

  • Spell Right Multilingual, Offline and Lightweight Spellchecker



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