Join Joe Marini for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Visual Studio Code for Web Developers.
- [Instructor] I've provided exercise files for this course that you can use to follow along with the videos you see onscreen. You can see here that I've coped the Exercise Files folder to my Desktop, but you can place them anywhere on your computer that you like. Let's take a look inside. The code inside the Exercise Files folder is a sample website for a fictional school called Roo Academy. It was originally built by James Williamson, whom I want to thank for doing so. We'll be using the code inside this folder throughout the course to demonstrate the features of Visual Studio code.
Note that we're not going to be actually building or deploying this site, we're just going to be using the codebase to try out the various parts of Visual Studio code. So, if you want to follow along with a different set of code files that should be fine as well. Once you've copied the Exercise Files to the place where you want them on your computer, you should be ready to proceed.
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