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My Visual Studio Code Setup!

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Why Visual Studio Code?

So, this post has an awkward start, but please don't mind that. So, why did I choose VS Code after all? Well, it's a long story - First when I started, I used to use different IDEs for different languages, like IntelliJ for Java, PyCharm for Python, etc. And, they were great but for every language, a separate IDE just didn't seem right to me! So I moved to Sublime Text and it was great, I used it for many days, until one day when suddenly my Python and Sublime broke! So, I had to change. I later found that my Tcl/Tk(basically Tkinter) module had broken! So, I switched over to Atom! And I had just one problem, It was not exactly an IDE it was just a Code Editor! And after all this, I came across VS Code - The perfect IDE/Code editor for me! And now I have been using it for more than 1 and 1/2 years!

NOTE: Do check all of these amazing editors and IDEs out! All of them deserve equal respect!

So, my setup?

Yeah, so now the actual fun stuff, my setup!

my-setup

Themes and Customisation

My Theme

Well, my theme also has a little story - I used to use GitHub Dark as my theme, but recently I have switched over to The Best Theme and I do not regret doing that! I love its colors and color scheme - they are so vibrant! It's just awesome although it doesn't have many downloads! (Only 8K)!

the-best-theme

My Icon Packs

I won't go into much detail with this! I'll just list them!

File Icon Theme - Material Icon Theme
Product Icon Theme - Carbon Product Icons
Previously Used Prod. Icon Theme - Fluent Icons

carbon-icons

Other Customization

My Font - Fira Code
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Settings! - I don't even wanna talk about this madness!

Just poking in - I really love AutoSave!

{
  "python.analysis.autoImportCompletions": true,
  "python.analysis.completeFunctionParens": true,
  /* Terminal */
  "terminal.integrated.profiles.windows": {
    "Git Bash": {
      "path": "E:\\Git\\bin\\bash.exe",
      "overrideName": true
    },
    "Command Prompt": {
      "path": "C:\\Windows\\system32\\cmd.exe",
      "overrideName": true
    },
    "Cygwin": {
      "path": "E:\\Cygwin\\bin\\bash.exe",
      "args": ["--login"],
      "overrideName": true
    },
  },
  "terminal.integrated.shell.windows": "E:\\Git\\bin\\bash.exe",
  "terminal.integrated.cursorStyle": "line",
  /* Files */
  "files.autoSave": "afterDelay",
  "files.autoSaveDelay": 100,
  "files.autoGuessEncoding": true,
  "files.insertFinalNewline": true,
  "files.associations": {
    "*.txt": "plaintext"
  },
  /* Editor */
  "editor.suggestSelection": "first",
  "editor.formatOnSave": true,
  "editor.formatOnType": true,
  "editor.fontLigatures": true,
  "editor.fontFamily": /*Fira Code added manually*/ "'Fira Code', 'Courier New', monospace",
  "editor.defaultFormatter": "esbenp.prettier-vscode",
  "editor.definitionLinkOpensInPeek": true,
  /* Editor (Format Specific) */
  "[javascript]": {
    "editor.defaultFormatter": "esbenp.prettier-vscode"
  },
  "[json]": {
    "editor.defaultFormatter": "esbenp.prettier-vscode"
  },
  /* Workbench */
  "workbench.productIconTheme": "icons-carbon",
  "workbench.colorTheme": "The Best Theme",
  "workbench.iconTheme": "material-icon-theme",
  "workbench.editorAssociations": [
    {
      "viewType": "jupyter.notebook.ipynb",
      "filenamePattern": "*.ipynb"
    }
  ],
  /* Other VS Code Stuff */
  "explorer.incrementalNaming": "smart",
  "debug.node.autoAttach": "on",
  "window.zoomLevel": 0,
  "python.defaultInterpreterPath": "C:\\Users\\{USERNAME}\\anaconda3\\python.exe",
  /* 3rd Party Extensions */
  /* Pylance */
  "python.languageServer": "Pylance",
  /* Live Server */
  "liveServer.settings.donotShowInfoMsg": true,
  "liveServer.settings.donotVerifyTags": true,
  /* Visual Studio IntelliCode */
  "vsintellicode.modify.editor.suggestSelection": "automaticallyOverrodeDefaultValue",
  /* Kite */
  "kite.showWelcomeNotificationOnStartup": false,
  /* CodeRunner */
  "code-runner.runInTerminal": true,
  /* GitHub */
  "githubPullRequests.remotes": ["origin_new", "origin"],
  "githubPullRequests.queries": [
    {
      "label": "Open PRs",
      "query": "is:pr is:open"
    },
    {
      "label": "Closed PRs",
      "query": "is:pr is:closed"
    }
  ],
  "githubIssues.queries": [
    {
      "label": "My Open Issues",
      "query": "is:open author:@me"
    },
    {
      "label": "My Closed Issues",
      "query": "is:closed author:@me"
    },
    {
      "label": "py_everything Open Issues",
      "query": "author:@me state:open repo:Play4Tutorials/py_everything sort:created-desc"
    },
    {
      "label": "py_everything Closed Issues",
      "query": "author:@me state:closed repo:Play4Tutorials/py_everything sort:created-desc"
    }
  ],
  /* TabNine */
  "tabnine.experimentalAutoImports": true,
  /* TODO Highlight */
  "todohighlight.keywords": [
    {
      "text": "FIX:",
      "color": "rgb(255, 0, 0)",
      "backgroundColor": "rgba(255, 0, 0, 0.2)"
    },
    {
      "text": "TIP:",
      "color": "rgb(0, 255, 0)",
      "backgroundColor": "rgba(0, 255, 0, 0.2)"
    },
    {
      "text": "TODO:",
      "color": "rgb(255, 0, 0)",
      "backgroundColor": "rgba(0, 0, 225, 0.5)"
    },
    {
      "text": "NOTE:",
      "color": "rgb(255, 255, 0)",
      "backgroundColor": "rgba(255, 255, 0, 0.2)"
    }
  ]
}
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Extensions

Well, I have a lot of extensions, so I am going to give the ones here that I actually use!

My Extensions:

Conclusion?

Well, so it ended at last! I would just like to say that -

Everyone has different opinions. And I do not want to say other editors are bad or VS Code is better - it's just that I like VS Code more! You might like Atom more or Sublime! This varies from person to person - and I completely agree with that!

Discussion (2)

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cblte

Omg!
Well written but sooo many extensions.
I prefer different tools. I like to git integration of vscode but rarely use it because of the strange interface. I am more a command line guy.

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Me, too I love to use and develop for the command-line!