Visual Studio Code Tips and Tricks (Part - 01)

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Visual Studio Code Shortcut

  • Format the entire active file : Ctrl+Shift+I
  • Format the selected text: Ctrl+K Ctrl+F

Visual studio code extensions which I use most

  1. Markdown Preview Enhanced
  2. Code Spell Checker
  3. ES7 React/Redux/GraphQL/React-Native snippets
  4. html to JSX

VS Code to open starting at the current folder.

code .

How to add a project to a solution using VS Code

Open VS Code terminal and navigate to the directory where you want to create solution folder. Use following commands

dotnet new sln -o MyApiApp

The -o parameter lets you specify the output directory

Navigate to solution direction

Cd .\MyApiApp\ 

Create new projects under root solution folder

dotnet new console -o MyApiApp.ConsoleApp
dotnet new webapi -o MyApiApp.WebApi 
dotnet new classlib -o MyApiApp.Repository 
dotnet new xunit -o MyApiApp.Tests

Add projects to solution (use tab to navigate path).

dotnet sln MyApiApp.sln add .\MyApiApp.ConsoleApp\MyApiApp.ConsoleApp.csproj .\MyApiApp.WebApi\MyApiApp.WebApi.csproj .\MyApiApp.Repository\MyApiApp.Repository.csproj .\MyApiApp.Tests\MyApiApp.Tests.csproj 

Add project references

dotnet add .\MyApiApp.WebApi\MyApiApp.WebApi.csproj reference .\MyApiApp.Repository\MyApiApp.Repository.csproj 
dotnet add .\MyApiApp.ConsoleApp\MyApiApp.ConsoleApp.csproj reference .\MyApiApp.Repository\MyApiApp.Repository.csproj 
dotnet add .\MyApiApp.Tests\MyApiApp.Tests.csproj reference .\MyApiApp.WebApi\MyApiApp.WebApi.csproj .\MyApiApp.Repository\MyApiApp.Repository.csproj