Choosing Extensions to Improve Your Coding

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Choosing extensions can help you to improve your coding and to develop better and more efficient code. Whether you are an experienced programmer or just starting, there are a lot of great applications to help you improve your code. Whether you’re working on a small project or developing a large one, there’s something for everyone.

Go To Symbol in Workspace

Symbols are great for adding visual interest to your codebase, but they can be tricky to figure out. One way to get around this is to pin a symbol. When you pin a character, it stays loaded in the panel unless you change your mind. It also saves you from accidentally deleting it.

A frame picker panel is a handy tool for loading up multiple symbols in separate panels and previewing them visually. The list view is also correct and helpful if you need to get to a particular character quickly.

It can be used to make better-informed decisions when selecting the correct graphics for your next project. The frame selector is convenient for animation workflows.

Its other helpful feature is that you can easily hide or show all frames in a graphic symbol. It also shows you which frames are currently selected, as well as which ones aren’t.

The list view has a few other useful features, such as a thumbnail view, which is helpful if you want to preview a frame but can’t find it in the main panel. Its menu options also allow quick and easy access to all of your graphic symbols.

A more esoteric way of achieving the same results is to use the Find Selected Symbol in Workspace tool. This is the best way to choose the symbols that matter to you. You can use the search box to find characters that aren’t in the library, or you can choose to search across the entire workspace.


Whether an experienced developer or a novice, Intellisense extensions for Visual Studio Code can help you get more out of your coding experience.

Some of these extensions provide more intelligent auto-completion features that allow you to write code faster. In addition to the auto-completion features, these extensions offer more ways to make the code you write look more excellent and professional.

The IntelliSense extension named Even Better TOML adds several features to the IDE, including syntax highlighting, folding, navigation, and formatting. It also extends the TOML editor’s capabilities.

The Path Intellisense extension makes it easier to work with file paths by providing autocomplete. It also has a few configuration options.

For example, you can ignore certain file types or add a slash after directory names. Path Intellisense also includes a feature that will suggest a path if you need help finding where it is.

The JavaScript (ES6) extension provides class helpers, method triggers, and imports for JavaScript (ES6) developers. It also features an integrated ES Linter, allowing you to fix problems while writing code.

The Auto Close Tag extension automatically closes tags in the IDE, preventing you from making errors because you left tags open.

The Auto Close Tags extension also creates closing tags when you open tags. It works with Sublime text and Atom. It also includes an embedded stylesheet, id attribute completion, and validation of CSS selectors.


Using extensions in Visual Studio Code can help ensure code formatting. For example, Prettier can be set to format code when you save it automatically.

This helps ensure that your code is always consistent and neat. You can also set Prettier to format your code when you commit it to a version control system. This can help to reduce the risk of errors and bugs.

Prettier can be installed through the VS Code marketplace. The extension is designed to fix double quotes and single quotes in code automatically. It also ensures that the code is formatted according to to React style guidelines. You can also configure Prettier to include semicolons.

Prettier works with various languages, including JavaScript, Angular, CSS, and Typescript. You can also integrate it with ESLint and linting extensions. It makes your code more consistent and readable. It also helps you to streamline your work when you save it.

You can configure Prettier to use single or double quotes. You can also change the spacing between lines. You can also configure Prettier to override your language settings. You can also turn off Prettier customizations if you don’t need them.

To set Prettier as your default code formatter, go to the Settings tab in VS Code. You will also need to enable the Format On Save option. If you don’t have VS Code, you can set Prettier to format your code automatically when you save it.


Whether you’re a layout designer or you’re just working on a simple project, GitLens extensions can help you understand the changes that have taken place in your codebase. This VS Code extension lets you visualize your commit history and explore your files. It also allows you to explore your repository and get information about contributors.

Git Lens has many features that make working with git easier and more productive. This extension integrates seamlessly with VS Code and shows you information about your git repository.

It also shows you what’s recently changed in your code and has a detailed navigation window that helps you easily navigate through your code. It also features a file heatmap that lets you see where the files have changed the most recently.

Git Lens also has a built-in interactive rebase editor. This allows you to reorder commits easily, squash commits during interactive rebases, and drop commits. In addition, you can explore files by file, branch or save and get information about the author of your commits.

Gittens also offers several other features that help you understand your code. It includes a code formatter that makes it easier to read and write code and a tool that checks your code for potential errors. It also supports multiple languages. You can use it for Python, JavaScript projects, and TypeScript projects.

In addition to a wide range of code formatting tools, GitLens extensions help you identify changes and modifiers. You can also see the author of your commits and get detailed information about the annotations.

Remote – SSH

VS Code’s Remote – SSH extensions are a great way to make working with remote machines easier. They enable you to interact directly with files on the remote device and run commands from VS Code on the remote machine.

VS Code’s Remote – SSH extension is a part of Microsoft Extensions, which makes it easy to install and use. Working with a remote machine using SSH without restarting VS Code is easy. It can also work with a variety of Linux distributions.

VS Code’s Remote explorer icon is on the IDE’s left side. Selecting it brings up a menu that allows you to connect to a remote machine. To do this, you will need to enable TCP forwarding. You may also need to provide a password for the remote Linux target. Then, VS Code will open a new window on the remote machine.

VS Code’s remote development feature lets you open any folder on the remote machine. This is particularly useful for testing different hardware and operating systems. You can also use it to build a remote website.

You can also use the VS Code Remote – SSH extension to build remote applications. This extension lets you run shell commands inside the editor and edit files on a remote machine. This makes it easier to develop code.

Bracket Pair Colorizer

Several IDEs have built-in support for color-coding bracket pairs, although some extensions offer more features. For instance, several extensions can turn your favorite coding language’s version of rainbow braces on and off. There are even a few that will help you find a suitable color scheme for your codebase.

In addition to being a painless addition to your Visual Studio code, Bracket Pair Colorizer is an easy way to enhance your code’s oomph factor. With a few simple clicks, you can set up custom color schemes, add your custom characters and add some snazzy comments.

The Bracket Pair Colorizer 2 extension is just as simple but more functional. For example, it shows you the three best colors to use and can even show you the function and hierarchy level of your nested brackets. It also supports the Chrome DevTools Protocol and provides helpful information on your data structures.

It is a nifty extension that will help you code more efficiently and is a nice bonus if you’re looking to debug JavaScript code.

While the Bracket Pair Colorizer is the latest and greatest, many programmable extensions are still available to help you out.

For example, you can use the VS Code Python extensions or one of the many command line tools. These tools may vary depending on the type of coding you do.