If you are a React developer using VS Code as your primary code editor, you will probably like to take advantage of the VS Code extensions. In this article, we will cover the top 10 most helpful VS Code extensions to speed up your React app development process.
Here is the list of the top 10 VS Code extensions for React users
Let’s look into each of them one by one.
Prettier is an opinionated code formatter that comes in handy for automatically formatting code. It enforces consistent style by parsing your code and reprinting it with its rules that take the maximum line into account and wraps the code if necessary. This way it saves time as there is no need for manual code formatting.
GitLens gives you the ability to view the code authorship at a glance via Git blame annotation and CodeLens, navigate and explore code repositories, and give valuable insights through rich visualization and powerful comparison commands, and more.
You can trace the history and the evolution of the codebase and by whom, why, and how the code evolved over time
The extension allows you to view the git log, and file history and compare branches or commits. To view the Git history you need to open the file and then press F1 and select/type “Git: View History”, “Git: View File History” or “Git: View Line History”.
ESLint is used to find errors and bugs in the code. It statically analyzes the code to quickly find the problem and thus helps developers to code better with no errors and warnings. Also, it can fix errors and warnings automatically.
It uses the ESLint library installed in the opened workspace folder. To install it locally or globally run npm install eslint (for local install) or npm install -g eslint (for global install) in the workspace folder.
Automatically renames paired HTML/XML tags the same as Visual Studio IDE does.
It is a simple yet highly useful extension that allows developers to extract JSX code parts to a new file, class or functional component, etc. It supports Typescripts and TSX and works with classes, functions, and arrow functions.
Moreover, with it, you can handle key attributes and function bindings. It has good compatibility with the React Hooks API.
The extension helps you to create more human-friendly comments in your code. It enables you to categorize your annotation into:
The extension lets you insert Google's Material Design Icons into your HTML code. The sidebar library allows you to:
This provides autocomplete for npm modules in import statements. All the imports for npm modules get automatically handled with this extension.
Well, we have seen the top 10 best VS Code extensions for React developers. Hope this article helps you to find the VS Code extensions you are looking for.
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