Visual Studio Code is my preferred IDE for .NET Core development because:

  • It's fast
  • It's highly customizable
  • And did I mention fast?

So as a .NET Core developer, here's my list of must have extensions:

  • C# - you need this to get intelli sense, Go to definition, Find all references
  • MS Build Project Tools - Gives you NuGet package intellisense in the *.proj files

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I think these 4 extensions are the bare minimum, but the following are highly recommended:

  • GitLens - Give you more git stats using CodeLens
  • C# Extensions - Give you more refactoring and text expansion snippets for C#

Do you have other awesome extensions that you use? Let me know in the comment.