How to Configure Visual Studio Code For Vim Users?
As a vim user, I have been trying to configure Visual Studio Code as my default editor. The process is not smooth and straightforward, but I think it’s worth doing. Visual Studio Code is an open source and free editor from Microsoft. It has a lot of amazing features like built-in Git support and Intellisense which provides smart completions based on variable types, function definitions, and imported modules. If you are using Mac or Linux, you can install it via homebrew by running the command below:
brew cask install visual-studio-code
Visual Studio Code for Mac
If you are using Windows, you can download the installer from here. After installing VSCode, I also highly recommend installing the ESLint plugin, which integrates ESLint into VSCode. You can install ESLint globally using npm:
npm install -g eslint
You will need to restart VSCode after installation. Now let’s configure VSCode to make it more vim friendly!
Visual Studio Code is a very popular lightweight code editor that supports many languages out of the box. It is developed by Microsoft, and it is open source. Visual Studio Code also has excellent support for extension packages. These extensions can add a lot of functionality to the editor.
I have used Vim since I started learning programming ten years ago. And I’m quite satisfied with its behavior so far. When I learned that Visual Studio Code is using Vim keybindings, I decided to give it a try. And I was pleasantly surprised by it’s speed and good integration with Vim keybindings.
This post will show you how to configure Visual Studio Code for Vim users.
If you are a Vim user, you will find the below VSCodeVim settings helpful.
In this post, I want to show you how to configure Visual Studio Code (VSCode) for Vim users.
Every time I start working with a new editor, I always feel a little lost, until I get the editor configured to my liking. In this case, my new editor is Visual Studio Code. I have been hearing great things about VS Code for a while now. A few months ago, I decided to give it a try and see what all the hype was about.
I was blown away by how nice of an experience it was out of the box. It has support for tons of languages and features that other editors require hundreds of plugins to accomplish. Once I discovered Vim emulation through the VSCodeVim plugin, I fell in love with VS Code even more.
So now that I enjoy using the editor so much, why would I want to configure it at all? For me, the answer is personal preference and muscle memory. As someone who has been using Vim for over 5 years now, most of my primary editing commands are hardwired into my brain. When I switch editors or environments, it takes me a while to get comfortable with not being able to enter insert mode with i or exiting insert mode with ESC .
This post will discuss how to configure VSCodeVim to have a similar behavior as that of Vim in order to make transitioning between the
Visual Studio Code is a powerful editor. It’s extensible, fast, and supports dozens of languages. If you’re a Vim user, you probably already know that Vim has a steep learning curve. Unfortunately, there are no built in mechanisms to turn Vim into an IDE.
However, there is an extension for Visual Studio Code that just might be what you’ve been searching for: vscode-ide-vim. It’s a plugin that adds IDE-like functionality to Vim by providing key bindings and commands for Visual Studio Code (VS Code).
This article will explain how to install the plugin and configure it to work with your existing Vim setup.
Since I’ve switched to using Visual Studio Code for my main editor, I miss Vim’s modality. I use Vim as soon as I ssh into a server and it helps me with multi-tasking on the local machine (I use Terminal.app on macOS) too. So I tried to make VSCode to mimic Vim more closely.
Customizing VSCode for Vim isn’t as straightforward as adding a few plugins like you’d do in Atom or Sublime Text. But still not hard enough to give up either.
Here are my tweaks so far …