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Visual Studio Code

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 08:49 UTC

Visual Studio Code



In left column, right click 'Select for compare' on first file, now find the second file, right click and click 'Compare with selected'

Keyboard shortcuts

Multiline select

Multiline select with keyboard only


Multiline select with mouse click. Drag down from current cursor position or mouse click end position.


Open command pallete


In file


In folder / workspace


Note: 2019/11/12 - only seems to be working in open files?

Open terminal


Open terminal at location

Find in left nav explorer, right click > Open in Terminal

Open explorer at location (reveal)

Find in left nav explorer, C-Alt-r

Open folder


Opening files / folders from context menu


.NET Core / Node JS - Creating configurations

In top menu > Debug > Add Configuration

This will create .vscode folder with launch.json and tasks.json

This .vscode directory may need to be duplicated in each folder for multiple startup projects.

Have not currently worked out how to set different ports for different start up projects.

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