VSCode also known as Visual Studio Code, is certainly one of the popular and lightweight code editor you’ll find. It take things that you’ll find from other popular code editors such as Atom and Sublime Text.

Its success essentially comes from the power to provide better performance and stability you won’t find in other editors. It provides other features like IntelliSense, which you could only found available in full-sized IDEs such like Eclipse.

The power you find in VSCode no doubt comes directly from its marketplace which is all thanks to the incredible open-source community. The editor is now capable of serving almost every programming language, framework and development services. Support for a library or framework comes in many ways. Which mainly includes snippets, syntax highlighting. Also To Emmet and IntelliSense features for that specific languages or technology.

In today post, I will presenting a whole range of extensions that can help developers who either made the move  to VS Code. Or users who are looking for a new extension to try or even replace existing ones.

1. Live Share Chat

Live Share Chat

Live Share Chat is a companion extension for Visual Studio Live Share, which enables you to collaboratively edit and debug code with others, in real time.

2. Sublime Text Pack

Sublime Text Pack

If you are coming from Sublime Text, this extension pack adds functionality for keyboard shortcuts and commands that are missing in VS Code.

3. Atom Keymap

Atom Keymap

This extension ports popular Atom keyboard shortcuts to Visual Studio Code. After installing the extension and restarting VS Code your favorite keyboard shortcuts from Atom are now available.

4. Docker for VS Code

Docker for Visual Studio Code

This Docker extension makes it easy to build, manage, and deploy containerised applications from Visual Studio Code. Also it provides one-click debugging of Node.js, Python, and .NET Core inside a container.

5. React Native Tools

React Native Tools

This extension provides a development environment for React Native projects. Using this extension, you can debug your code and quickly run react-native commands from the command palette.

6. Remote Development

Remote Development

The Remote Development extension pack allows you to open any folder in a container, on a remote machine, or in the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and take advantage of VS Code’s full feature set.

7. Tailwind CSS IntelliSense

Tailwind CSS IntelliSense
This extenstion will give you all the Tailwind CSS class name completion for VS Code

8. PHP Awesome Snippets

PHP Awesome Snippets

A fullset of snippets for PHP devs to boost coding productivity.

9. Browser Preview

Browser Preview

Browser Preview for VS Code enables you to open a real browser preview inside your editor that you can debug. Browser Preview is powered by Chrome Headless, and works by starting a headless Chrome instance in a new process.

This enables a secure way to render web content inside VS Code, and enables interesting features such as in-editor debugging and more!

10. WordPress Snippets

Wordpress Snippets

The ultimate WordPress snippet collection for Visual Studio Code, with this extension you get snippets for every WordPress function, class and constant.

With it’s easy auto-completion with type hints and tab stops in all the right places and emmet-style abbreviations for all functions. For example, type gtp for the get_template_part function.

11. Drupal 8 Snippets

Drupal 8 Snippets

This extension has advanced Drupal 8.x hook snippets, including hook parameter type.

12. Sass

Sass Vs Code

Indented Sass syntax highlighting, autocomplete & Formatter for VSCode

13. JavaScript ES6 Snippets

Javascript Es6 Snippets

This extension provides smple code snippets for JavaScript 2nclude ES6 syntax)

14. Atlassian for VS Code

Jira and Bitbucket to VS Code
This extension combines the power of Jira and Bitbucket to streamline the developer workflow within VS Code. With Atlassian for VS Code you can create and view issues, start work on issues, create pull requests, do code reviews, start builds, get build statuses and more!

15. NPM Dependency

NPM Dependency for VSCode

With this extension it will update dependencies/devDependencies to latest version for specified package.json

16. Filesize


This package is intended for use with the Visual Studio Code editor and it displays the size of the focused file in the status bar of the editor.

17. Teamwork

Teamwork Vscode Extension

The Teamwork Projects and Visual Studio Code Editor extension allows you to manage your projects and tasks directly from within Visual Studio Code so you can get more work done from one place.

18. Prettier

Prettier Code Formatter

Prettier is an opinionated code for-matter. It enforces a consistent style by parsing your code and re-printing it with its own rules that take the maximum line length into account, wrapping code when necessary.

19. Todo Tree

Todo Tree

This extension quickly searches (using ripgrep) your workspace for comment tags like TODO and FIXME, and displays them in a tree view in the explorer pane. Clicking a TODO within the tree will open the file and put the cursor on the line containing the TODO.

20. Format HTML in PHP

Format HTML in PHP

This extension provides formatting for the HTML code in PHP files. This way this works is this extension runs right before the save action which triggers any other registered PHP formatting extensions so you are free to have one and this will not get in the way or block it.


20 VS Code Extensions for 2021