5 Most Useful Visual Studio Code Extensions

Murtuzaali Surti

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Here are the 5 most useful Visual Studio Code extensions to improve your workflow!

  1. Error Lens
  2. CSS Peek
  3. GitLens
  4. Import Cost
  5. Version Lens

1. Error Lens #

Error Lens is an extension which allows you to see error, warning and diagnostic messages in line with your code without having to hover or click on anything! It also highlights the line with different colors to help you better visualize and differentiate between errors, warnings and other messages!


2. CSS Peek #

With this extension, you can search for relevant CSS files by using CSS classes in html file and edit CSS files there itself! Here's how it works:

CSS Peek working

3. GitLens #

GitLens is a powerful extension which can display when a particular line was committed, by whom it was committed and in which pull request it was included along with the commit message! All of this information is inline with the line upon which your cursor is currently located.

You can also hover over the message to get even more information about a particular line of code!

gitlens inline message

gitlens hover

There are many more features in GitLens which you can explore and play around with!

4. Import Cost #

Import Cost allows us to see the size of the imported package inline in the editor itself!

import cost

5. Version Lens #

Version Lens fetches information about dependency versions and displays it on top of the package!

Version Lens

These were the 5 VSCode extensions which are powerful, useful and can improve your productivity and workflow!

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