Today, we have several code editors. Web programmers live, sleep, and eat code editors for creating and modifying programming language source code. But, every programmer peels a different opinion about the visual studio code editor, especially for its configuration settings. Yet, it bags the win owing to its popularity, light-weight, and easy codes. An additional feature like IntelliSense is also provided in its existing version that was previously available only in IDEs like Visual Studio’17 and Eclipse.
1. Snippet Extensions
2. Linter Extensions
- ESLint- It is a well-knownsnippet that offers full support from ESLint library. You need additional plug-ins and ESLint packages to make the snippet work smoothly on a project.
- JSHint- This linter supports the JS library with .jshintrc extension for the code.
- StandardLint- It is an extension that is used for integrating the JS standard style into the Visual Studio code. There’s no additional requirement of a file, you simply need to disable the Visual Studio code built-in validator.
3. Syntax Highlighting Extensions
For the creation of different types of program projects and file extensions, there’s a requirement of syntax highlighting extensions. But, the latest version of the Visual Studio code supports the highlighting of syntaxes as per the pre-set standards. Let’s look at some widely used syntax highlighting extensions in the world of programming:
- DotENV- It is an extension that supports syntax highlighting for all files saved with extension .ENV.
- Bracket Pair Colorizer 2- By using this extension, programmers can highlight matching brackets with different colors for identifying the right bracket with its mother block.
4. Node Package Management Extension
NPM is a requirement for all JS codes. They all have common use- fixing code loopholes. Listed below are some preferred NPMs by programmers.
- Egamma NPM- It uses package.json for validating all packages installed. Furthermore, if something is mismatched, all extensions offer the option to get the glitch fixed.
- Path IntelliSense- Fully compatible with HTML and CSS files, this extension automatically completes the file names.
- NODE Exec- By using NODE Exec, a programmer can execute the programming code or a file just by pressing the F8 key. Basically, it works on the module of short cut keys for reducing efforts.
- View Node Package- To view the node package source and documentation, while writing the code, programmers use this extension for fixing any glitch.
- Search NODE modules- If you want to quickly open the node package folder without closing the current tab, the search node module extension will quickly open the file by navigating the folder.
5. Formatting Extensions
At times, programmers come cross codes that are not aligned in an apt manner or require fixing. It is a tedious and time-consuming process as indentation has to be done in every line. By this, the code becomes readable. To keep this issue at bay, there are some reliable formatting extensions listed below:
- JS Refactor- It is an essential formatting extension for all programmers, especially those who are fixing the code frequently. JS Refactor is an extension that reduces the hassle to a huge extent. It has multiple utilities like extracting variables, converting existing code for using arrows, etc., and exporting functions.
6. Browser Extensions
- Pre-View on Web Server- It is an extension for previewing the HTML code on the server. This feature can be accessed from the editor menu.
- REST CLIENT- Rest Client is an extension tool that runs on HTTP requests. Its use helps in the prevention of browser involvement for testing API endpoints.
7. Testing Extensions
Testing of a project is always crucial while it is being developed. Hence, testing extensions are widely used for testing a program code.
- Mocha Sidebar- It is an extension that runs directly on the code to identify errors. Best suitable in the Mocha Library.
- ES6 Snippets- Using ES6 snippets, one can keep the code dry and omit minor errors. Owing to its flexibility, semicolons can be added as well.
8. Framework Extension
If the programming framework doesn’t have an extension, it is supported by framework extensions. Below are some trusted framework extensions.
- Angular- Programmers love angular snippet extension because it provides angular snippets for TypeScript, HTML, and Docker Files.
- React Native Tools- Popular owing to the provision of IntelliSense, commands, and debugging features for all projects created in React Native.