Top 10 VS Code Extensions

In our last post we talk about Vs Code Extension for Salesforce and this post we will talk about Top 10 VS Code Extensions in general. We can increase productivity by using the right tools at the right time. The best extensions vscode can make your life easy for day to day development.

VS Code extensions let you add languages, debuggers, and tools to your installation to support your development workflow. VS Code’s rich extensibility model lets extension authors plug directly into the VS Code UI and contribute functionality through the same APIs used by VS Code.

Here are my Top 10 VS Code Extensions that every software developer must have

1. Prettier – Code formatter

It is an opinionated code formatter that enforces a consistent style by parsing your code and re-printing it with its own rules that take the maximum line length into account, wrapping code when necessary. Besides, it supports many languages. It can be integrated with the most editor.

Download it from here to code beautify.

2. Bracket Pair Colorizer

This extension allows matching brackets to be identified with colors. The user can define which tokens to match, and which colors to use.

Download it from here.

3. Vscode-icons

It bring different icons to your Visual Studio Code.

Download it from here.

4. Indent-rainbow

This extension colorizes the indentation in front of your text alternating four different colors on each step. Some may find it helpful in writing code for Nim or Python.

It uses the current editor window tab size and can handle mixed tab + spaces but that is not recommended. In addition it visibly marks lines where the indentation is not a multiple of the tab size. This should help to find problems with indentation in some situations.

Download it from here.

5. Auto Rename Tag

Automatically rename paired HTML/XML tag, same as Visual Studio IDE does

When you rename one HTML/XML tag, automatically rename the paired HTML/XML tag

Download it from here.

6. Settings Sync

Setting sync lets you synchronize settings, snippets, themes, file icons, keybindings, workspaces, and extensions across machines by using a simple Gist. It supports GitHub Enterprise, pragmas with @sync keywords: host, os, and env. It is easy to Upload and Download on one click. It allows you to Sync any file across your machines.

Download it from here.

7. Better Comments

The Better Comments extension will help you create more human-friendly comments in your code. You will be able to categorize your annotations into alerts, queries, TODOs, highlights, etc. Besides, commented out code can also be styled to make it clear the code shouldn’t be there, and any other comment styles you’d like can be specified in the settings.

Download it from here.

8. Code Spell Checker

A simple source code spell checker for multiple programming languages. A basic spell checker that works well with camelCase code. The goal of this spell checker is to help catch common spelling errors while keeping the number of false positives low

Download it from here.

9. RestClient

REST Client allows you to send HTTP requests and view the response in the Visual Studio Code directly

Download it from here.

10. Codey’s in bed by 10

This is good extensions for different theme.

Download it from here.


Here is recording of our sessions.

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Further learning

Please let us know in comment which extension you like most. Soon we will come back with some GIT extensions.

Amit Chaudhary
Amit Chaudhary

Amit Chaudhary is Salesforce Application & System Architect and working on Salesforce Platform since 2010. He is Salesforce MVP since 2017 and have 17 Salesforce Certificates.

He is a active blogger and founder of Apex Hours.

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