VSCode Extensions - Part 1: Visuals
There are a few extensions that, with small visual cues, makes coding just a little bit easier. The ones I use right now:
Bracket Pair Colorizer 2
This can help you understand what is enclosed by what. It simplifies debugging as well as makes you more aware of potential mis-types as they happen. The extension will color the opening and closing brackets that belong together in the same color:
Bracket Pair Colorizer 2 in action
See what color you’re setting at a glance.
A subtle grey, on display
Highlight Matching Tag
Similar help as what Bracket Pair Colorizer gives, but I like how the corresponding opening/closing tag lights up for a few milliseconds when the mathcing tag is clicked.
Match made in heaven
If there is a part of the code you know you’ll need to re-visit later, this is great way to set a reminder.
Note to self, by TODO highlight
You can find all of these in the Extensions Marketplace in VSCode.
Next I’ll do one for extensions that provide extendend functionality.