My favorite extensions for Visual Studio Code

sinepel profile image Constantin Boulanger ・2 min read

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If you want to read the French version of the article, it's here! Mes extensions favorites pour Visual Studio Code

I use VS Code since almost its release. I'll spare you all the justifications and reasons why I use it except that it's the code editor with which I'm most comfortable.

I put a non-exhaustive list of extensions that I use daily to make my code writing cleaner and more efficient.

Apache Conf Snippets

Useful extension if you regularly edit .htaccess files. It's a set of shortcuts that will make your life easier.

Extension Apache Conf Snippets Visual Studio Code

Apache Conf

Additional extension from the previous one. It will allow you to have a syntactic coloring of the Apache files, including the .htaccess file

Extension Apache Conf Visual Studio Code


An extension that does exactly what it is asked, namely, beautify javascript files, JSON, CSS, Sass, and HTML

Extension Beautify Visual Studio Code

Beautify css/sass/scss/less

Extension that does exactly what we call indicates

Extension Beautify css/sass/scss/less


I work on Prestashop most of my day and so I have to edit smarty files. This function therefore ensures the support of .tpl files

Extension Smarty Visual Studio Code


Same extension as the previous one but for supporting Twig files, especially used by Symfony (and Prestashop 1.7)

Extension Twig Visual Studio Code

PHP Symbols

A simple but effective extension that allows, via the Ctrl shortcuts - Shift - O to have the list of functions and classes of a PHP file. Essential:)

Extension PHP Symbols Visual Studio Code

Log File Highlighter

Extension absolutely essential when you have to read log files. Whether it's system logs or Apache logs.

Extension Log File Highlighter Visual Studio Code


An extension that I created several years ago and which still serves me today. It is essentially a compilation of Visual Studio Code snippets for Prestashop that save me time. Don't hesitate if you want me to add or contribute to it!

I use it to develop my Prestashop Addons !

Extension MDTools

These are the extensions I use at least once a day. I have a few for WordPress and other functions but I rarely use them! :)

If you have more to offer, don't hesitate!

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