Visual Studio code power tips
If you’re a Visual Studio Code user, we have a few tips for you on how to make the most of the editor. Our first tip involves the command palette. Think of it as ‘terminal just for Code’ – it enables you to access various commands just by typing them out, which is, of course, far quicker than using the mouse. To open the palette, use ctrl+Shift+P. Just start typing to filter a list of commands.
Another feature that will be familiar to users of full-fat IDEs is ‘Go to definition’. This is supported in Code too. Simply highlight a variable or method and press F12 to jump to the definition, or alt+F12 to peek rather than jump. One of our favourite Visual Studio Code features is the ability to edit multiple lines at once, enabled with the use of multiple cursors. Hold alt and click on additional locations to create extra cursors and then go ahead and make your changes. The feature is incredibly powerful.
above Use the Atom plug-ins site to add additional functionality for the Editor; themes can also be downloaded and installed