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Visual Studio Code Must Use Extensions

Currently, I am using VS code from a few years now and find it comfortable with the time. I will be mention out few of the extension I use alot and make my life a bit easier.

I recommend these plugins to everyone.

  • GitLens: GitLens will allow you to see the commits made by each and every developer whoever worked on the project line by line.

It will also allow you to better understand your code, helps you to effortlessly explore the history and evolution of a codebase.

You can search it in the extension explorer or run the following command on your system.

code --install-extension eamodio.gitlens

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  • Copilot: This is cool, It is not the hero you want but this is the hero we need.


Sometimes we don't remember syntax or logic but copilot provides you some crazy suggestions sometimes help sometime don't, just like a pair programming buddy.

It support for almost all languages Python, TypeScript, JavaScript, React, and Java.

You can install it and register for it's access.

code --install-extension GitHub.copilot

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  • Visual Studio IntelliCode: This extension provides AI-assisted IntelliSense by showing recommended completion items for your code context at the top of the completions list.

Following command will help you with installation.

code --install-extension 
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Few other recommendations are followng.

  • Auto Rename Tag: If you are a front-end developer this will help you automatically renaming tags when you rename tags in big DOM.
  • Prettier Formatter
  • Remote SSH
  • Live Server / Live Share

You can try these out to check what these are :)

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