Learn how Visual Studio Code works with folders and collections of files, and uses intelligent tab management.
- [Instructor] Now we'll see how VS Code…works with files and folders.…Make sure you have the exercise files folder…open in VS Code, in the Explorer view.…VS Code treats individual folders as projects,…and unlike some other development tools,…VS Code doesn't need to create a special project file…to keep track of things,…so you can just open a folder full of code…and some folders and just get started.…However, if you do happen to have a project file…such as package.json or project.json…or a Visual Studio project file,…then VS Code knows how to work with those…and provide additional features.…
This list of files in the Explorer view…is called the sidebar.…I can show and hide it with Command + B…or Control + B on other platforms,…or I can just click on the Explorer icon.…It shows the current files and folders…in the open project,…and also shows the currently open editors…and right now there aren't any,…so let's click on the index.html file.…This will open an editor for that file.…You can have up to three editors for a file open…
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