Project setup

Configure Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code is a powerful code editor that provides a wide range of features to enhance your development experience. By configuring Visual Studio Code to work with, you can take advantage of various tools and extensions that streamline your workflow and boost productivity.

In this guide, you will learn how to set up Visual Studio Code for optimal development with From installing essential extensions to configuring settings, you'll discover how to customize your editor to suit your needs and maximize efficiency.

Opening a project in Visual Studio Code

Ideally, you have already installed Visual Studio Code on your machine. If not, you can download it from the official website.

To open a project in Visual Studio Code, follow these steps:

  1. Open Visual Studio Code on your machine.
  2. Click on the File menu in the top-left corner.
  3. Select Open Folder from the dropdown menu.
  4. Navigate to the directory where your project is located.
  5. Click on the project folder to open it in Visual Studio Code.

Once you have opened your project in Visual Studio Code, you can start customizing the editor to enhance your development experience.

Installing code command

The code command allows you to open Visual Studio Code from the command line. To install the code command, follow these steps:

  1. Open Visual Studio Code.
  2. Press Cmd + Shift + P (Mac) or Ctrl + Shift + P (Windows/Linux) to open the command palette.
  3. Type Shell Command: Install 'code' command in PATH and press Enter.
  4. You should see a message indicating that the code command was successfully installed.

After installing the code command, you can open Visual Studio Code from the command line by typing code . in the terminal.

Installing essential extensions

Visual Studio Code offers a wide range of extensions that can help you write code more efficiently, debug applications, and integrate with various tools and services.

Ideally, Visual Studio Code will ask you to install the recommended extensions when you open a project. If not, you can install them by hand. Here are some essential extensions for working with


ESLint is a popular linting tool that helps you identify and fix errors in your JavaScript code. By integrating ESLint with Visual Studio Code, you can ensure that your code follows best practices and maintain consistency across your project.


Prettier is a code formatter that automatically formats your code according to predefined rules. By installing the Prettier extension, you can keep your code clean and well-formatted without having to manually adjust indentation, spacing, or other formatting settings.

Tailwind CSS IntelliSense

Tailwind CSS IntelliSense provides intelligent autocompletion for Tailwind CSS classes in your HTML, CSS, and JavaScript files. This extension helps you write Tailwind CSS code faster and more accurately by suggesting class names as you type.

i18n Ally

i18n Ally is a powerful internationalization (i18n) tool that helps you manage translations in your project. With i18n Ally, you can easily extract, manage, and synchronize translation keys across your codebase, making it easier to support multiple languages in your application.

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