Visual Studio Code Cheat Sheet

If you like the Electron based multi-purpose editor Atom you might also like Visual Studio Code.

Visual Studio Code - Code editing. Redefined.

First things first - download Visual Studio Code and read the Getting Started.

One of the most powerful shortcuts is the search command functionality invoked via: <⌘> + <⇧> + P.

A few more shortcuts quickly made it into my muscle-brain:

Menu Path Shortcut
View: Command Palette... <⇧> + <⌘> + P
File: Go to File <⌘> + P
File: Open Recent <^> + R
Create New Integrated Terminal <⇧> + <^> + \
Markdown: open perview <⇧> + <⌘> + V
Replace in open file <⌥> + <⌘> + F

The full reference is available as Key Bindings for Visual Studio Code.

Working with XML files

How do you format code in Visual Studio Code (VSCode) ? - <⇧> + <⌥> + F

But, … you need an Extension (<⇧> + <⌘> + X)

Select XML Tools, hit install, then reload … et voila: Nicely formatted XML.


Photo by Nicole De Khors from Burst

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