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A curated list of delightful Visual Studio Code packages and resources. For more awesomeness, check out awesome.

Table of Contents

Official

Syntax

Language packages extend the editor with syntax highlighting and/or snippets for a specific language or file format.

Migrating from other editors

The VSCode team provides keymaps from popular editors, making the transition to VSCode almost seamless and easy.

Migrating from Vim

Vim Mode - Relatively new, but promising extension implementing Vim features in VSCode

Migrating from Atom

Popular Atom key bindings for Visual Studio Code

Migrating from Sublime Text

Popular Sublime Text key bindings for VS Code.

Migrating from Visual Studio

Popular Visual Studio key bindings for VS Code.

Migrating from Intellij IDEA

Popular Intellij IDEA key bindings for VS Code.

Camel Humps

Like with Visual Studio and Resharper or Intellij IDEA

Using VS Code with particular technologies

Microsoft created a collection of recipes for using VS Code with particular technologies (mostly Web).

Make sure to visit it at Microsoft/vscode-recipes

Lint and IntelliSense

In case the awesome nirvana that is linting has not yet been unleashed upon you:

lint was the name originally given to a particular program that flagged some suspicious and non-portable constructs (likely to be bugs) in C language source code. The term is now applied generically to tools that flag suspicious usage in software written in any computer language.

Unlike some other editors, VS Code supports IntelliSense, linting, outline out-of-the-box and doesn't require any separate extension to run linter packages. Some linters are already integrated in VS Code, you can find the full list in the official documentation, Languages section.

1C

  • 1C/OScript - rich 1С:Enterprise 8 (BSL) language support in VSC - add syntax highlighting to .bsl и .os files in VSC, add IntelliSense and syntax helper for 1С lang

AutoHotkey

AutoHotkey Plus

Syntax Highlighting, Snippets, Go to Definition, Signature helper and Code formatter

Bash

Bash IDE

A language server for Bash

Bash Debug

A debugger extension for Bash scripts based on bashdb

Shellman

Bash script snippets extension

C++

  • C/C++ - Preview C/C++ extension by Microsoft, read official blog post for the details
  • Clangd - Provides C/C++ language IDE features for VS Code using clangd: code completion, compile errors and warnings, go-to-definition and cross references, include management, code formatting, simple refactorings.
  • gnu-global-tags - Provide Intellisense for C/C++ with the help of the GNU Global tool.
  • YouCompleteMe - Provides semantic completions for C/C++ (and TypeScript, JavaScript, Objective-C, Golang, Rust) using YouCompleteMe.
  • C/C++ Clang Command Adapter - Completion and Diagnostic for C/C++/Objective-C using Clang command.
  • CQuery - C/C++ language server supporting multi-million line code base, powered by libclang. Cross references, completion, diagnostics, semantic highlighting and more.

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C#, ASP .NET and .NET Core

Clojure

Calva

Integrated REPL, linting, inline eval, test runner, and more. Powered by Cider & nRepl.

CSS

CSS Peek

Peek or Jump to a CSS definition directly from HTML, just like in Brackets!

  • Intellisense for CSS class names - Provides CSS class name completion for the HTML class attribute based on the CSS files in your workspace. Also supports React's className attribute.

Go

  • Go - Rich language support for the Go language.

Groovy

Haskell

HLSL

  • HLSL Tools - provides rich language support for editing HLSL files in VS Code

Shell

Java

JavaScript

See the difference between these two here

Linters

Framework-specific

  • Vetur - Toolkit for Vue.js

Debugger for Chrome

A VS Code extension to debug your JavaScript code in the Chrome browser, or other targets that support the Chrome Debugging Protocol.

Facebook Flow

  • Flow Language Support - provides all the functionality you would expect — linting, intellisense, type tooltips and click-to-definition
  • vscode-flow-ide - an alternative Flowtype extension for Visual Studio Code

TypeScript

Debugger for Chrome

A VS Code extension to debug your JavaScript code in the Chrome browser, or other targets that support the Chrome Debugging Protocol.

Markdown

markdownlint

Linter for markdownlint.

Markdown All in One

All-in-one markdown plugin (keyboard shortcuts, table of contents, auto preview, list editing and more)

Markdown Emoji

Adds emoji syntax support to VS Code's built-in Markdown preview

PHP

IntelliSense

These extensions provide slightly different sets of features. While the first one offers better autocompletion support, the second one seems to have more features overall.

Laravel

  • DotENV - Support for dotenv file syntax

Twig

To enable Emmet support in .twig files, you'll need to have the following in your settings:

{
"emmet.includeLanguages": {
"twig": "html"
}
}

Smarty

Smarty Template Support

Smarty template support with formatting, folding, snippets, syntax highlighting and more.

Other extensions

  • Format HTML in PHP - Formatting for the HTML in PHP files. Runs before the save action so you can still have a PHP formatter.

Read more

POV-Ray

  • POV-Ray - Persistence of Vision Ray Tracer (POV-Ray) Extension, includes Syntax Highlighting and Snippets for common POV-Ray scene elements, Render the current scene from within Visual Studio Code

Python

  • Python - Linting, Debugging (multi threaded, web apps), Intellisense, auto-completion, code formatting, snippets, unit testing, and more.

TensorFlow

  • TensorFlow Snippets - This extension includes a set of useful code snippets for developing TensorFlow models in Visual Studio Code.

ReasonML

  • ReasonML - Intellisense, code formatting, refactoring, code lens and more

Rust

  • Rust - Linting, auto-completion, code formatting, snippets and more

Terraform

  • Terraform - Syntax highlighting, linting, formatting, and validation for Hashicorp's Terraform

GitHub

GitHub

Provides GitHub workflow support. For example browse project, issues, file (the current line), create and manage pull request. Support for other providers (e.g. gitlab or bitbucket) is planned.

GitHub Pull Requests and Issues

Review and manage GitHub pull requests and issues

GistPad

Allows you to manage GitHub Gists entirely within the editor. You can open, create, delete, fork, star and clone gists, and then seamlessly begin editing files as if they were local. It's like your very own developer library for building and referencing code snippets, commonly used config/scripts, programming-related notes/documentation, and interactive samples.

GitHub Actions

Shows GitHub Actions workflows and runs

GitHub Repositories

Remotely browse and edit any GitHub repository

GitHub Pull Request Monitor

This extension uses the GitHub api to monitor the state of your pull requests and let you know when it's time to merge or if someone requested changes.

Productivity

ARM Template Viewer

Displays a graphical preview of Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates. The view will show all resources with the official Azure icons and also linkage between the resources.

Azure Cosmos DB

Browse your database inside the vs code editor

Azure IoT Toolkit

Everything you need for the Azure IoT development: Interact with Azure IoT Hub, manage devices connected to Azure IoT Hub, and develop with code snippets for Azure IoT Hub

Bookmarks

An extension for big projects or monorepos that colors your tab/titlebar based on the current package

Create tests

An extension to quickly generate test files.

Dendron

An extension that can turn Visual Studio Code into a PKM tool, with excellent UX, using Markdown files to organize and reference any amount of knowledge. Whether you organize your notes with PARA or Zettelkasten, link notes together like Roam, or simply create notes in an ad-hoc manner, Dendron can help. Think of it as a second brain to help you make sense of all the information you care about. Bonus: Dendron can also publish a static site via NextJS if also using dendron-cli.

Deploy

Commands for upload or copy files of a workspace to a destination.

Duplicate Action

Ability to duplicate files and directories.

Error Lens

Show language diagnostics inline (errors/warnings/...).

Toggle

Toggle any VS Code setting by your favorite keybindings.

Example of toggling typescript.inlayHints.functionLikeReturnTypes.enabled by shortcut:

ES7 React/Redux/GraphQL/React-Native snippets

Provides Javascript and React/Redux snippets in ES7

Gi

Generating .gitignore files made easy.

Git History

View git log, file or line History

Git Project Manager

Automatically indexes your git projects and lets you easily toggle between them

GoTo current file's online link in browser and Copy the link in clipboard.

GitLens

Provides Git CodeLens information (most recent commit, # of authors), on-demand inline blame annotations, status bar blame information, file and blame history explorers, and commands to compare changes with the working tree or previous versions.

Git Indicators

Atom-like git indicators on active panel

GitLab Workflow

Adds a GitLab sidebar icon to view issues, merge requests and other GitLab resources. You can also view the results of your GitLab CI/CD pipeline and check the syntax of your .gitlab-ci.yml.

Gradle Tasks

Run gradle tasks in VS Code.

Icon Fonts

Snippets for popular icon fonts such as Font Awesome, Ionicons, Glyphicons, Octicons, Material Design Icons and many more!

Import Cost

This extension will display inline in the editor the size of the imported package. The extension utilizes webpack with babili-webpack-plugin in order to detect the imported size.

Jira and Bitbucket

Bringing the power of Jira and Bitbucket to VS Code - With Atlassian for VS Code you can create and view issues, start work on issues, create pull requests, do code reviews, start builds, get build statuses and more!

JS Parameter Annotations

Provides annotations on function calls in JS/TS files to provide parameter names to arguments.

Jumpy

Provides fast cursor movement, inspired by Atom's package of the same name.

Kanban

Simple Kanban board for use in Visual Studio Code, with time tracking and Markdown support.

Live Server

Launch a development local Server with live reload feature for static & dynamic pages.

Multiple clipboards

Override the regular Copy and Cut commands to keep selections in a clipboard ring

ngrok for VSCode

ngrok allows you to expose a web server running on your local machine to the internet. Just tell ngrok what port your web server is listening on. This extension allows you to control ngrok from the VSCode command palette

Dotnet Core Test Explorer

View and run your .NET Core tests directly in the editor.

i18n Ally

🌍 All in one i18n extension for VSCode

Instant Markdown

Simply, edit markdown documents in vscode and instantly preview it in your browser as you type.

npm Intellisense

Visual Studio Code plugin that autocompletes npm modules in import statements.

Parameter Hints

Provides parameter hints on function calls in JS/TS/PHP files.

Partial Diff

Compare (diff) text selections within a file, across different files, or to the clipboard

Paste JSON as Code

Infer the structure of JSON and paste is as types in many programming languages

Path Autocomplete

Provides path completion for visual studio code.

Path IntelliSense

Visual Studio Code plugin that autocompletes filenames

Power Tools

Extends Visual Studio Code via things like Node.js based scripts or shell commands, without writing separate extensions

PrintCode

PrintCode converts the code being edited into an HTML file, displays it by browser and prints it.

Project Manager

Easily switch between projects.

Project Dashboard

VSCode Project Dashboard is a Visual Studio Code extension that lets you organize your projects in a speed-dial like manner. Pin your frequently visited folders, files, and SSH remotes onto a dashboard to access them quickly.

Rainbow CSV

Highlight columns in comma, tab, semicolon and pipe separated files, consistency check and linting with CSVLint, multi-cursor column editing, column trimming and realignment, and SQL-style querying with RBQL.

Remote Development

Allows users to open any folder in a container, on a remote machine, container or in Windows Subsystem for Linux(WSL) and take advantage of VS Code's full feature set.

Remote VSCode

Allow user to edit files from Remote server in Visual Studio Code directly.

REST Client

Allows you to send HTTP request and view the response in Visual Studio Code directly.

Text Power Tools

All-in-one extension for text manipulation: filtering (grep), remove lines, insert number sequences and GUIDs, format content as table, change case, converting numbers and more. Great for finding information in logs and manipulating text.

Todo Tree

Custom keywords, highlighting, and colors for TODO comments. As well as a sidebar to view all your current tags.

Toggle Quotes

Cycle between single, double and backtick quotes

Typescript Destructure

TypeScript Language Service Plugin providing a set of source actions for easy objects destructuring

WakaTime

Automatic time tracker and productivity dashboard showing how long you coded in each project, file, branch, and language.

Yo

Scaffold projects using Yeoman

Timing

Align your code by colon(:), assignment(=,+=,-=,*=,/=) and arrow(=>). It has additional support for comma-first coding style and trailing comment.

And it doesn't require you to select what to be aligned, the extension will figure it out by itself.

Auto Rename Tag

Native settings, just add "editor.linkedEditing": true to your settings.json file

Auto rename paired HTML/XML tags

beautify

Beautify code in place for VS Code

html2pug

Transform html to pug inside your Visual Studio Code, forget about using an external page anymore.

ECMAScript Quotes Transformer

Transform quotes of ECMAScript string literals

Paste and Indent

Paste code with "correct" indentation

Sort Lines

Sorts lines of text in specific order

Surround

A simple yet powerful extension to add wrapper templates around your code blocks.

Wrap Selection

Wraps selection or multiple selections with symbol or multiple symbols

Formatting Toggle

Allows you to toggle your formatter on and off with a simple click

Auto Import

Automatically finds, parses and provides code actions and code completion for all available imports. Works with Typescript and TSX.

shell-format

shell script & Dockerfile & dotenv format

Vscode Google Translate

Quickly translate selected text right in your code

Explorer Icons

City Lights Icons

VSCode Icons

Seti Icons

Material Icon Theme

Uncategorized

Browser Preview

Browser Preview for VS Code enables you to open a real browser preview inside your editor that you can debug. Browser Preview is powered by Chrome Headless, and works by starting a headless Chrome instance in a new process. This enables a secure way to render web content inside VS Code, and enables interesting features such as in-editor debugging and more!

CodeRoad

Play interactive tutorials in your favorite editor.

Code Runner

Run code snippet or code file for multiple languages: C, C++, Java, JavaScript, PHP, Python, Perl, Ruby, Go, Lua, Groovy, PowerShell, BAT/CMD, BASH/SH, F# Script, C# Script, VBScript, TypeScript, CoffeeScript, Scala, Swift, Julia, Crystal, OCaml Script

Code Time

Automatic time reports by project and other programming metrics right in VS Code.

Color Highlight

Highlight web colors in your editor

Output Colorizer

Syntax highlighting for the VS Code Output Panel and log files

Dash

Dash integration in Visual Studio Code

Edit with Shell Command

Leverage your favourite shell commands to edit text

Editor Config for VS Code

Editor Config for VS Code

ftp-sync

Auto-sync your work to remote FTP server

Highlight JSX/HTML tags

Highlights matching tags in the file.

Indent Rainbow

A simple extension to make indentation more readable.

iTerm2 Theme Sync

Syncs selected VSCode theme with iTerm2 color profile

Password Generator

Create a secure password using our generator tool. Help prevent a security threat by getting a strong password today.

PlatformIO

An open source ecosystem for IoT development: supports 350+ embedded boards, 20+ development platforms, 10+ frameworks. Arduino and ARM mbed compatible.

Polacode

Polaroid for your code 📸.

carbon-now-sh

Send your code to carbon.now.sh.

Quokka

Rapid prototyping playground for JavaScript and TypeScript in VS Code, with access to your project's files, inline reporting, code coverage and rich output formatting.

Runner

Run various scripts right from VS Code

Slack

Send messages and code snippets, upload files to Slack

Spotify

Provides integration with Spotify Desktop client. Shows the currently playing song in status bar, search lyrics and provides commands for controlling Spotify with buttons and hotkeys.

SVG

A Powerful SVG Language Support Extension(beta). Almost all the features you need to handle SVG.

SVG Viewer

View an SVG in the editor and export it as data URI scheme or PNG.

Text Marker (Highlighter)

Highlight multiple text patterns with different colors at the same time. Highlighting a single text pattern can be done with the editor's search functionality, but it cannot highlight multiple patterns at the same time, and this is where this extension comes handy.

ESDOC MDN

Quickly bring up helpful MDN documentation in the editor

Interface generator

Quickly generate interface definitions from typescript class

JFrog

Adds JFrog Xray scanning of project dependencies to your VS Code IDE. It allows developers to view panels displaying vulnerability information about the components and their dependencies directly in their VS Code IDE. The extension also allows developers to track the status of the code while it is being built, tested and scanned on the CI server.

Themes

UI

If you're feeling brave, there are at least two custom UIs for VS Code:

Syntax

2077 theme by Endormi

Cyberpunk 2077 inspired theme

An Old Hope Theme by Dustin Sanders

VSCode theme inspired by a galaxy far far away...

Ariake Dark by wart

Dark VSCode theme inspired by Japanese traditional colors and the poetry composed 1000 years ago.

Atom One Dark Theme by Mahmoud Ali

One Dark Theme based on Atom.

Atomize by emroussel

A detailed and accurate Atom One Dark Theme.

Ayu by teabyii

A simple theme with bright colors and comes in three versions — dark, light and mirage for all day long comfortable work.

Borealis Theme by Alexander Eckert

VS Code theme inspired by the calm colors of the aurora borealis in Alaska.

Captain Sweetheart by ultradracula

Tuff but sweet theme.

City Lights by Yummygum

🏙 Yummygum's Official City Lights suite

Cobalt2 Theme Official by Wes Bos

🔥 Official theme by Wes Bos.

Dracula Official by Dracula Theme

Official Dracula Theme. A dark theme for many editors, shells, and more.

Edge by Bogdan Lazar

A simple theme with bright colors in three variants — Night Sky, Serene and Ocean for all day long comfortable work.

Eva Theme by fisheva

A colorful and semantic coloring code theme.

Fairy Floss by nopjmp and sailorhg

A fun, purple-based pastel/candy/daydream fairyfloss theme made by sailorhg.

GitHub Theme by Thomas Pink

GitHub Theme for Visual Studio Code.

Jellybeans Theme by Dimitar Nonov

Jellybeans Theme for Visual Studio Code.

Material Palenight Theme by whizkydee

An elegant and juicy material-like theme for Visual Studio Code.

Material Theme by Mattia Astorino

The most epic theme now for Visual Studio Code.

Mno by u29dc

Minimal monochrome theme.

Monokai Oblique by pushqrdx

Monokai inspired theme for Visual Studio Code and Visual Studio IDE.

Monokai Pro by monokai (commercial)

Beautiful functionality for professional developers, from the author of the original Monokai color scheme.

Night Owl by Sarah Drasner

A VS Code theme for the night owls out there. Works well in the daytime, too, but this theme is fine-tuned for those of us who like to code late into the night. Color choices have taken into consideration what is accessible to people with color blindness and in low-light circumstances. Decisions were also based on meaningful contrast for reading comprehension and for optimal razzle dazzle. ✨

Plastic by Will Stone

A simple theme.

Nord by arcticicestudio

An arctic, north-bluish clean and elegant Visual Studio Code theme.

Rainglow by Dayle Rees

Collection of 320+ beautiful syntax and UI themes.

Relaxed Theme by Michael Kühnel

A relaxed theme to take a more relaxed view of things.

Shades of Purple by Ahmad Awais

⚡ A professional theme with hand-picked & bold shades of purple 💜 to go along with your VS Code. A custom VS Code theme with style.

Slime Theme by smlombardi

A dark syntax/workbench theme for Visual Studio Code - optimized for SCSS, HTML, JS, TS, Markdown, and PHP files.

Niketa Theme by Dejan Toteff

Collection of 18 light themes separated in 4 groups by background's brightness.

People to Follow

A list of Twitter accounts for various people in the VS Code Community

Resources for extension developers

Documentation

Libraries

  • vscode-test-content - A method to set/get editor content, and it's selection. Especially useful for unit tests.
  • typed-vscode - Generates types from contribution points of your extension manifest

Tools

  • Live Share - Visual Studio Live Share enables you to collaboratively edit and debug with others in real time, regardless what programming languages you're using or app types you're building.
  • Online TextMate Themes Editor - since VS Code supports TextMate themes, you can create them in this online editor and then create a new VS Code package using Yo Code tool
  • Yo Code - Extension Generator
  • Open in Code - macOS Finder toolbar app to open current folder in Visual Studio Code
  • Themer - Easily create your own theme for VS Code (and matching ones for your other tools).
  • Azure Tools for Visual Studio Code - This extension for Visual Studio Code gives Azure developers some convenient commands for creating or accessing resources directly in the editor.
  • Mark down preview - Markdown Preview Enhanced is an extension that provides you with many useful functionalities such as automatic scroll sync, math typesetting, mermaid, PlantUML, pandoc, PDF export, code chunk, presentation writer, etc. A lot of its ideas are inspired by Markdown Preview Plus and RStudio Markdown.

Online Courses

Visual Studio Code Power User Course (commercial)

After 10 years with Sublime Text, Ahmad Awais switched to VSCode, built Shades of Purple theme, and spent over a 1,000 hours perfecting his setup. He has launched a VSCode Power User Course to help you switch today. You can bring all your custom settings from the previous editor and learn the power user workflows for HTML/CSS, Git/GitHub & Open Source, supercharged Markdown, and everything from JavaScript to PHP, Go, Python, C++, C#, ROR. In this course, you'll also learn to install/setup 50+ Extensions.

  • VSCode.pro - 📺 Huge five hours 65 videos VSCode course.
  • Ahmad Awais - 🙌 Creator of Shades of Purple theme. Core Developer for WP/JS. OSS Dev Advocate.

Contribute

Contributions welcome! Read the contribution guidelines first.

License

I am providing code and resources in this repository to you under an open source license. Because this is my personal repository, the license you receive to my code and resources is from me and not my employer (Microsoft).

https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

To the extent possible under law, Valerii Iatsko has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to this work.

Contribute to this list: https://github.com/viatsko/awesome-vscode