Here are some of the most used key combinations and plugins we like for Visual Studio Code
<LeftArrow> will collapse the entire list making browsing so much easier.
How to remove extra line breaks
The key to removing line breaks is mastering Visual Studio’s search / replace box. Once you have opened the box wit
Ctrl+h, then you must switch to regular expression with
Alt+r. It’s best to experiment because different use cases present different solutions. For example, you could try these regular expressions:
Probably one of the most useful used shortcuts for web design. Please ESCAPE when done not ENTER.
Choose Next In Selection
Ctrl + D
Everything in Selection
You can add additional cursors to all occurrences of the current selection with Ctrl+Shift+L.
Do your thing then press ESCAPE, not ENTER.
Reference Editing Hacks: https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/getstarted/tips-and-tricks
Close All Files
Ctrl+C + Ctrl+V on empty line
Import a class file
Alt Ctrl+I (I for India)
Quickly Jump to Any File
Ctrl+P allows you to search for any file
Align Equals Signs
Use the Better Align plugin, then invoke “Align” on the command palette
Invoke the Command Palette
Format the Document (and fix indentation)
Refactor Code Block
In our experience this is document for Visual Studio code but doesn’t work as well as PHPStorm. Install this plugin:
The official documentation is here:
And refers to a PHP plugin we don’t use (it has a poor rating):
- Caleb Better PHPUnit – allows you to run test under cursor
- Align =>