Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code (VSCode) Software

Recommended Extension: Code Runner Extension

Add Visual Studio Code to System Path: Will enable ability to Open Studio Code from Terminal

Search for: >Shell Command:
Install ‘code’ command in PATH

Click OK; Code will now prompt with ‘osascript’ for Administrator privileges to install the shell command.

Shell command ‘code’ successfully installed in PATH.

VSCode Interface Shortcuts


Favorite Shortcuts

1) ⌘ Cmd+B: Hide most recently opened panel

2) ⇧ Shift+⌘ Cmd+P: Show Terminal for Visual Studio Code

3)⌘ Cmd+P:Find String

4) ⌘ Cmd+/: Comments / Uncomments a selection of code (more than one line)

⇧ Shift+⌘ Cmd+Z

⇧ Shift+⌘ Cmd+Z

type ⌘, as well as other well-known Mac symbols such as ⌃ (control) or ⌥ (alt) or even ⏏ (eject),

⇧⌘P, F1 Show Command Palette
⌘P Quick Open, Go to File…
⇧⌘N New window/instance
⌘W Close window/instance
⌘, User Settings
⌘K ⌘S Keyboard Shortcuts
Basic editing
⌘X Cut line (empty selection)
⌘C Copy line (empty selection)
⌥↓ / ⌥↑ Move line down/up
⇧⌥↓ / ⇧⌥↑ Copy line down/up
⇧⌘K Delete line
⌘Enter / ⇧⌘Enter Insert line below/above
⇧⌘\ Jump to matching bracket
⌘] / ⌘[ Indent/outdent line
Home / End Go to beginning/end of line
⌘↑ / ⌘↓ Go to beginning/end of file
⌃PgUp / ⌃PgDn Scroll line up/down
⌘PgUp /⌘PgDn Scroll page up/down
⌥⌘[ / ⌥⌘] Fold/unfold region
⌘K ⌘[ / ⌘K ⌘] Fold/unfold all subregions
⌘K ⌘0 / ⌘K ⌘J Fold/unfold all regions
⌘K ⌘C Add line comment
⌘K ⌘U Remove line comment
⌘/ Toggle line comment
⇧⌥A Toggle block comment
⌥Z Toggle word wrap

Multi-cursor and selection
⌥ + click Insert cursor
⌥⌘↑ Insert cursor above
⌥⌘↓ Insert cursor below
⌘U Undo last cursor operation
⇧⌥I Insert cursor at end of each line selected
⌘L Select current line
⇧⌘L Select all occurrences of current selection
⌘F2 Select all occurrences of current word
⌃⇧⌘→ / ← Expand / shrink selection
⇧⌥ + drag mouse Column (box) selection
⇧⌥⌘↑ / ↓ Column (box) selection up/down
⇧⌥⌘← / → Column (box) selection left/right
⇧⌥⌘PgUp Column (box) selection page up
⇧⌥⌘PgDn Column (box) selection page down

Search and replace
⌘F Find
⌥⌘F Replace
⌘G / ⇧⌘G Find next/previous
⌥Enter Select all occurrences of Find match
⌘D Add selection to next Find match
⌘K ⌘D Move last selection to next Find match
Rich languages editing
⌃Space, ⌘I Trigger suggestion
⇧⌘Space Trigger parameter hints
⇧⌥F Format document
⌘K ⌘F Format selection
F12 Go to Definition
⌥F12 Peek Definition
⌘K F12 Open Definition to the side
⌘. Quick Fix
⇧F12 Show References
F2 Rename Symbol
⌘K ⌘X Trim trailing whitespace
⌘K M Change file language

⌘T Show all Symbols
⌃G Go to Line…
⌘P Go to File…
⇧⌘O Go to Symbol…
⇧⌘M Show Problems panel
F8 / ⇧F8 Go to next/previous error or warning
⌃⇧Tab Navigate editor group history
⌃- / ⌃⇧- Go back/forward
⌃⇧M Toggle Tab moves focus

Editor management
⌘W Close editor
⌘K F Close folder
⌘\ Split editor
⌘1 / ⌘2 / ⌘3 Focus into 1
st, 2nd, 3rd editor group
⌘K ⌘← / ⌘K ⌘→ Focus into previous/next editor group
⌘K ⇧⌘← / ⌘K ⇧⌘→ Move editor left/right
⌘K ← / ⌘K → Move active editor group

File management
⌘N New File
⌘O Open File…
⌘S Save
⇧⌘S Save As…
⌥⌘S Save All
⌘W Close
⌘K ⌘W Close All
⇧⌘T Reopen closed editor
⌘K Enter Keep preview mode editor open
⌃Tab / ⌃⇧Tab Open next / previous
⌘K P Copy path of active file
⌘K R Reveal active file in Finder
⌘K O Show active file in new window/instance

⌃⌘F Toggle full screen
⌥⌘0 Toggle editor layout (horizontal/vertical)
⌘= / ⇧⌘- Zoom in/out
⌘B Toggle Sidebar visibility
⇧⌘E Show Explorer / Toggle focus
⇧⌘F Show Search
⌃⇧G Show Source Control
⇧⌘D Show Debug
⇧⌘X Show Extensions
⇧⌘H Replace in files
⇧⌘J Toggle Search details
⇧⌘U Show Output panel
⇧⌘V Open Markdown preview
⌘K V Open Markdown preview to the side
⌘K Z Zen Mode (Esc Esc to exit)

F9 Toggle breakpoint
F5 Start/Continue
F11 / ⇧F11 Step into/ out
F10 Step over
⇧F5 Stop
⌘K ⌘I Show hover

Integrated terminal
⌃` Show integrated terminal
⌃⇧` Create new terminal
⌘C Copy selection
⌘↑ / ↓ Scroll up/down
PgUp / PgDn Scroll page up/down
⌘Home / End Scroll to top/botto


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