by Indrek Lasn

✨ Immensely upgrade your development environment with these Visual Studio Code extensions

Visual Studio Code

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Some of my dear readers requested that I write about the extensions I use — so here we go! 🙂

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✨ Immensely upgrade your development environment with these Visual Studio Code extensions
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Our VSC will be a five horned laser powered unicorn — here are the most useful extensions I use everyday!

Oh and if you’re new to VSC, click on the bottom icon on the sidebar to install extensions.

Material Theme

Material Theme

The most epic theme now for Visual Studio Code:

Auto Import

Automatically finds, parses and provides code actions and code completion for all available imports. Works with Typescript and TSX.

Import Cost

This extension will display inline in the editor the size of the imported package. The extension utilizes Webpack with the babili-webpack-plugin in order to detect the imported size.


A simple extension to make indentation more readable.

IntelliSense for CSS class names in HTML

A VSCode extension that provides CSS class name completion for the HTML class attribute based on the definitions found in your workspace or external files referenced through the link element.

SVG Viewer

An easy way to preview SVGs.

Prettier — Code formatter

Can’t live without this one — VSCode package to format your JavaScript / TypeScript / CSS using Prettier.

React Native Tools

Code-hinting, debugging, and integrated commands for React Native

Sublime Text Keymap and Settings Importer

This extension converts visual studio code bindings to the same as ST3. Give it a spin and try this:

cmd ⌘ + P — Mac

ctrl + P — Windows

You can go to files, and also if you add the > symbol in front of the search you can search for actions, like toggling the built-in terminal, installing extensions, and so on.

Big win for those of us who are used to ST3 shortcuts. 🎉

npm Intellisense

VSCode plugin that autocompletes npm modules in import statements.


Adds syntax highlighting and language support for HTML inside of JavaScript and TypeScript tagged template strings, as is used in lit-html and other frameworks.


This extension is intended to provide the missing functionality that should be built-in out of the box in VSCode — to highlight matching opening or closing tags.

GitLens — Git supercharged

Git Project Manager

Git Project Manager (GPM) is a Microsoft VSCode extension that allows you to open a new window targeting a git repository directly from a VSCode window.

Git History

View a git log or file history, and compare branches or commits

File Utils

A convenient way of creating, duplicating, moving, renaming and deleting files and directories.

Bracket Pair Colorizer

A customizable extension for colorizing matching brackets. Super useful when working with a lot of callbacks.

Color Highlight

This extension styles CSS/web colors found in your document.

CSS Peek

Allow peeking to CSS ID and class strings as definitions from HTML files to respective CSS. Allows peek and goto definition.

Debugger for Chrome

Debug your JavaScript code in the Chrome browser, or any other target that supports the Chrome Debugger protocol.


Live Scratchpad for JavaScript (useful for quick demos).

Trailing Spaces

Highlight trailing spaces and delete them in a flash!

TypeScript Hero


Metrics, insights, and time tracking, automatically generated from your programming activity.


Vue tooling for VSCode

Code Runner

Run a code snippet or code file for multiple languages.

PHP IntelliSense

Advanced Autocompletion and Refactoring support for PHP.


Icons for VSCode.


Use Facebook’s Jest With Pleasure.

React.js code snippets

Code snippets for React.js development in ES6 syntax.

Thanks for reading! Check out this VSCode mega thread for more. If you know any handy extensions, please post them below and I’ll add them to the list ❤

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