Customize the appearance of Visual Studio Code with color and icon themes.
- [Instructor] If there's one thing…I've learned over the years,…it's that developers really bond with their code editors.…Everything from how many spaces to use to indent with,…to which font to use for coding,…and even the colors to use for various symbols…in the source code are uniquely suited to each developer.…VS Code ships with several default color schemes…to choose from right out of the box.…To choose a color scheme,…look under the Preferences menu here in the Code menu,…and again if you're on Windows or Linux…the Preferences menu will be under the file name.…
Select the Color Theme entry, and you'll see…a pop up list of all the installed color themes.…And as I use the arrow keys…to cycle through each one in the list,…you can see that the color theme of the editor changes.…Of course, if you don't like any of the ones…that are installed by default,…you can always choose a new one…from the Visual Studio Marketplace.…So, I'll just go ahead and take a look…at some of the various themes that are available here.…
Joe Marini kicks off the course by taking you through the app's user interface, and showing how to work with its basic editing features. Next, Joe demonstrates how to customize VS Code by configuring preferences, setting your own keyboard shortcuts, and working with snippets. He also explains how to maximize your productivity by installing and managing extensions from the Visual Studio Marketplace. Plus, he discusses how VS Code works with folders and collections of files, helps you understand the IntelliSense feature, and dives into the app's advanced code editing features, such as automatic formatting.
- Installing Visual Studio Code
- The VS Code UI
- Understand how VS Code works with built-in Git integration
- Customizing VS Code
- Configuring preferences
- Setting keyboard shortcuts
- Using extensions
- Working with snippets
- Using VS Code to edit different parts of the same file
- Using multiple selections
- Understanding how VS Code works with JSON files