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Posts tagged vs-code

Synonyms: visual-studio-code

For questions about using Visual Studio Code IDE, developed mainly by Microsoft.

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Q&A Can you run Python code on text in VS Code?

In VS Code, is it possible to run Python code on the text being edited? I realize that I can save my text, create a .py file, switch to a terminal (including VS Code's own terminal) and run the .p...

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 1mo ago by Alexei‭

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Q&A How to hide files from the VS Code sidebar without pattern matching?

I want to clear my view of my file explorer sidebar in VS Code, and just see a few files I want to focus on. Is there an easy way to do this, using the mouse, and not file hiding using pattern mat...

2 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by Julius H.‭  ·  last activity 1mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A VS code - stop reopening old tabs

When I open VS Code inside a project dir, it reopens all the tabs that were open last time, and re-expands all the folders that were unfolded last time. I find this annoying. Usually, when I close...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A How to "materialize" Ionide function signature type hints as comments?

For example, given this function head, this is the hint that is generated: let updateCell workbook sheetIndex rowIndex columnIndex value = // XSSFWorkbook -> int -> int -> int -> stri...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by toraritte‭

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Q&A Advanced Regex extension for VS Code

VS Code supports regex search, but the search/replace is UI is just a tiny dialog box. It's okay if you know regex well and the expression is not complex, but when trying to apply complicated expre...

0 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A How to open VS code with a particular path expanded?

When you do: cd /some/path code . VS Code opens with that location shown in the "Explorer" sidebar. However, the state of the file tree and the currently open files will be the same as what wa...

0 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A Shortcut for inserting today's date in VS Code

Is there a way to easily insert today's date when editing a file in VS Code?

1 answer  ·  posted 9mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 9mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A VS Code: How to open a file and folder in a new window?

I've figured out that code --new-window /foo/bar/baz.txt will open baz.txt in a new window. But when I do this, it says "no folder opened" in the file explorer pane. That makes it hard to work with...

2 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 9mo ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A VS Code can't find node installation due to dynamically setting the PATH

I installed Node.js using NVS to manage my node installations. This works great, except that I haven't been able to figure out how to debug using VS Code. When trying to launch, I receive this err...

0 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A "Move symbol" refactor for Python in Visual Studio Codium

Is there a way to add support for "move symbol" in Python code for VS Codium? PyCharm can do this, but I am looking for a VSC solution. PyLance can do this, but PyLance itself is closed source, a...

0 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A Prevent vscode from inserting new lines in the middle of my code on format.

I am cleaning up java code in vscode to make it more readable. When I format my document there are instances when vscode inserts new line character when I don't want it. Here I show 2 examples of w...

1 answer  ·  posted 12mo ago by Vanity Slug ❤️‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by Vanity Slug ❤️‭

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Q&A How to prevent Visual Studio Code from opening an extra blank window?

When I run code . in a directory, Visual Studio Code opens two windows. The first is empty, the second shows directory I was in as expected. I checked ~/.config/VSCode/Workspaces and there is only...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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