Installing Visual Studio Code
Before we dive into the setup process, let’s start by installing Visual Studio Code on your machine. Visit the official Visual Studio Code website at code.visualstudio.com and download the appropriate version for your operating system. Follow the installation instructions provided by the installer, and once the installation is complete, you are ready to proceed with the setup.
Configuring Visual Studio Code
1. User Settings: The User Settings tab allows you to customize your personal preferences. You can modify settings such as the editor theme, font size, and indentation style to suit your needs.
2. Workspace Settings: The Workspace Settings tab allows you to configure settings specific to your project. For example, you can set up ESLint and Prettier to automatically format and lint your code on save.
Utilizing Useful Features
1. IntelliSense: Visual Studio Code offers intelligent code completion, known as IntelliSense, which suggests code snippets, function signatures, and variable names as you type. This feature saves time and reduces typing errors.
2. Git Integration: Visual Studio Code has built-in Git integration, allowing you to manage your version control directly from the editor. You can stage, commit, and push changes without leaving the code editor.