5 Most Used VS Code Extensions For Angular Developers (2022)

Angular is a TypeScript based Open Source Web Application Framework widely used by developers around the globe. In this article we will talk about the 5 most used VS code Extensions for Angular developers.

VS Code Extensions are the add-ons that allow you to customize and enhance your experience in VS Code. It adds new features in VS Code which leads to productivity.

Five Most Used VS Code Extensions

Angular Language Service

This extension provides a rich editing experience for Angular templates. It shows the variable / field suggestions as soon as you start typing.

Angular Language Service shows suggestions on type
Angular Language Service shows suggestions on type

The extension provides following features:

  • Completion lists– shows suggestions on typing
  • Error messages– shows error if the variable is not declared or you are trying to access a wrong field from object
  • Quick info– shows quick info when you hover over a variable
  • Go to definition– click on variable with CTRL will get you to definition

Prettier – Code formatter

Prettier is a code formatter tool. It enforces a consistent style by parsing your code and reprinting it with its own rules.

It has its own default set of rules and can be changed as per requirement.

Some great features are:

  • Format on Save– it will format the code automatically on save
  • Format Selection– only the selected code will be formatted
  • Keyboard Shortcuts– it uses the Visual Studio Code’s default command to format
  • Linter Integration– it can flag errors, bugs, stylistic errors

REST Client

REST Client allows you to send HTTP request and view the response in Visual Studio Code directly.

Check the Response of APIs directly in file
Check the Response of APIs directly in file

It is a recommended extension for every developer as it decreases some time.

Some great features of it:

  • Cancel / Rerun HTTP calls and view the response in separate pane
  • Multiple Authentication Support like Basic Auth, Digest Auth etc
  • Generates Code Snippet for HTTP calls in languages like Python, JavaScript etc

Angular Snippets

Generate Angular snippets on type
Generate Angular snippets on type

Angular Snippets is one of the most used extensions in VS Code by Angular developers.

You can create:

  • Components
  • Directives
  • Guards
  • HTTP Interceptors
  • Pipes
  • Resolvers
  • Routes
  • and many more just by start typing about them.

As soon as you start typing, it will automatically add the snippet for that. Isn’t it cool? It is obviously.

Install it now if you do not have it already.

Path Intellisense

It helps you add a script / link / image tag with autocomplete filenames. If you have the plugin, do not need to worry about the file is correct or not. It will fetch you the correct file reference.

Autocompletes Filename
Autocompletes Filename

Angular Schematics

Scaffold Angular Snippets on a single click
Scaffold Angular Snippet on a single click

It allows you to create Angular Schematics with a GUI instead of CLI. No more need to remember Angular generate commands. Just right click on the directory in which you want to add the schematic and start typing what you want to add, it will add.

What’s next

Well, these are 5 most used VS Code extensions for Angular developers. I would highly recommend checking 7 Best Ways to Improve Angular Code.

Checkout more articles about Angular: Angular Articles

Also Read: Angular Material Multi Select All with Large Dataset

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