Using the right Visual Studio Code Extensions will make your life as a web developer a lot simpler. They will assist with formatting, scalability, and best practices compliance, as well as automate many of the tedious activities in our development process. They can also be just fun add-ons that make our code look nicer and simpler to write.
We spent time searching for the best VS Code Extensions for Vue developers as a Vue enthusiast ourselves. Here are a few that have made our lives a whole lot easier.
A Vue tooling kit for VS Code that includes syntax highlighting for Vue, snippets for popular snippets, and many more that any Vue developer needs. Vetur is very well-maintained, and it also supports Vue3 Typescript. There’s not anything else to tell about Vetur but to recommend it. It’ll make a huge difference in your progress.
Bracket Pair Colorizer
Bracket Pair Colorizer does just as it says on the label: it takes a pair of coordinating brackets and makes them their own color scheme. Although this could seem to be a trivial point, it can be extremely useful when attempting to correct pesky nesting errors or when the linter fails. We really like the graphic side of it – being able to make my code colorful without being too distracting.
ESLint Plugin VueJS
ESLint is one of the most common linter tools for keeping the code compliant with best practices and readable across vast codebases, and most developers are familiar with it. To search the syntax of single file modules, VueJS has its own ESLint Plugin. It’s one of the best tools for writing portable and maintainable code, in our opinion.
Vue VSCode Snippets
Sarah Drasner’s VSCode Extension will help you save a lot of time when developing. It includes auto-filled snippets for popular Vue use cases. It’s ideal for easily writing SFCs, Vue commands, and accessing lifecycle hooks, among other items.
Auto Rename Tag
Auto Rename Tag is a helpful VSCode extension that helps you avoid template code errors. When you change one of the tags in an HTML bracket pair (either the opening or closing tag), Auto Rename Tag will rename the other automatically. This simple tweak will help you avoid a lot of mistakes, particularly when working with big templates.
Overall, Vue Developers have a plethora of VS Code Extensions to choose from.
Although several of the items on this list can seem meaningless at first glance, they will save you countless hours of production time. We strongly advise that you pursue at least one of them all. Who knows, maybe you’ll fall in love with one or two of them.