Visual Studio Code tips

Visual Studio Code gets rave reviews from programmers for its price (free), customization possibilities, Intellisense code prediction, and extensions.

But as so often with Microsoft, it seems, the help pages don't help you as much as you want (Bill Gates was always able to work it out for himself) and the extensions don't work, or don't work as expected: I'm still trying to get it to react with my php files, for example.

So I have put together a series of tips that might help you as much as they helped me when I discovered them.


Run code in your Browser: Alt-B

Toggle word-wrap onscreen: Alt-Z

Beautify your code: F1

Check your code as you go with Live Server

Get a better autocomplete

External tips

10 Useful Plugins for Visual Studio Code