Learn how to make the most of Visual Studio (VS) Code—the powerful code editor from Microsoft—when working with web-based projects.
- [Instructor] Hi, I'm Joe Marini, and welcome to Visual Studio Code for Web Developers. In this course, I'm going to show you how to use Visual Studio Code, a powerful extensible and free code editor for Microsoft that works on Windows, Mac, and yes, even Linux. As a developer, you know that one of the most important tools you can have in your collection is a great code editor. VS Code specifically focuses on being a great editor, and doesn't try to be everything to everyone, out of the box. We'll start with the basics, getting familiar with the app's user interface, and using the editor to perform common coding functions, like using IntelliSense, and formatting code.
Then, we'll learn about some of the ways you can customize the application, by changing the various preferences that are available, and seeing how to set your own keyboard shortcuts. We'll also see how to find, install, and manage extensions from the Visual Studio marketplace, so you can maximize your productivity, and work the way you want to work. Finally, we'll see some of the more advanced editing features, like multiple selections, and language services for working with web codes such as HTML, Java Script, JSON, and CSS. Visual Studio Code is a great editing tool for anyone who has to write code for a living, especially web developers.
Let's get started.
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