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VIM & Visual Studio Code Tips & Tricks (With Video / GIF)

muhajirdev profile image Muhammad Muhajir Updated on ・2 min read

This post is going to be a collection of VIM And Visual Studio Code tips that I use daily. And it will be updated frequently. So stay tuned. You can follow me here or on twitter @muhajirdev if you want. I'd really really love to hear your feedback here

Installed Extenstion in Visual Studio Code:

Delete In Tag


Delete Surrounding Tag


Update June 30th, 2019

Change single quote to double quote


Update July 4th, 2019

Change Tag with Emmet

Note that you need to set the keyboard shortcut first. Press cmd+shift+p Then write Preferences: Open Keyboard Shortcuts (JSON). And add the following

    "key": "shift+cmd+n",
    "command": "editor.emmet.action.updateTag",
    "when": "editorTextFocus"

My full keyboard shortcuts can be seen on my github dotfiles


Update July 11th, 2019

Go to matching tag with Emmet

Similar to tips above. I use cmd+m as the shortcut here. You can check the keyboard shortcut file on my github dotfiles.

matching tag.gif

Copy And Paste with VIM



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Editor guide

Inspired by your 3rd tip, when inside an HTML/JSX tag:
Using cs<div> can change your current tag to a <div> tag. Of course, that is applicable to all other types of HTML tags out there. <div> was just for an example.


Did I miss something? How does this work? Is there a shortcut key combination to make this work?


Hi stuart,
Did you manage to get it working?

First of all you need to install github.com/VSCodeVim/Vim . And you can learn some vim basic here openvim.com .

After that, all those tips & tricks should be usable


Yeah, I'm feeling quite confused and stupid right now...


Ah, my bad. Should have said that we're using VSCode Vim extension. I'll update the post. Thanks for noticing


Yeah. We're using VSCode VIM extension like mentioned by @firozansari . I'll update the post. Thanks for noticing


Worth pointing out that cs relies on (vim-surround)[github.com/tpope/vim-surround] in actual Vim.


Yeah, it's awesome. Thanks for adding the information David :)


Here is more evidence bad things come in threes.




I am not sure but look like you are using VS Code Vim Extension.


Right I am using that extension



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