Boost Your Coding Fu With VSCode and Vim
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Installing Vim Inside Visual Studio Code

In order to bring the awesomeness of Vim inside Visual Studio Code you’ll need to install the VsCodeVim plugin:

  1. Open Visual Studio Code
  2. Go to Extensions
  3. Type vim in the search box
  4. The first plugin named Vim is the one you want (VSCodeVim)
  5. Click on the install button
  6. Epic Victory!
Installing VSCodeVim

This is how you install VSCodeVim

After Visual Studio Code finishes installing the extension, you may need to restart it for the changes to take effect. latest-vscode

Have you restarted it?

Excellent! Open a code file from your latest project and look at the cursor. Does it look like a rectangle? Yes?

Then, Welcome to Vim!!

  1. Just as I was writing this book a new release of Visual Studio Code brought support for plugins working right of the bat as soon as you install them. But you never know… It always feels safer to reboot

Jaime González García

Written by Jaime González García , Dad, Husband, Front-end software engineer, UX designer, amateur pixel artist, tinkerer and master of the arcane arts. You should follow him on Twitter where he shares useful stuff! (and is funny too).Jaime González García