My favorite VSCode Extensions (updated)

I'm using Visual Studio Code as my #1 editor for my #PowerShell scripts and modules and these are my favorite extensions what I use every day.

Keep this list accessible to make my life easier in case I have to install these from scratch :)

Mandatory extensions on my machine

Bracket Pair Colorizer

A customizable extension for colorizing matching brackets


C# for Visual Studio Code (powered by OmniSharp).


Makes indentation easier to read


Markdown linting and style checking for Visual Studio Code

Material Theme

The most epic theme now for Visual Studio Code

One Dark Pro

Atom's iconic One Dark theme, and one of the most downloaded themes for VS Code!


Develop PowerShell scripts in Visual Studio Code!

Prettier - Code formatter

VS Code plugin for prettier/prettier

Trailing Spaces

Highlight trailing spaces and delete them in a flash!


Metrics, insights, and time tracking automatically generated from your programming activity.

Extra extensions added on 1/1/2020


Subtly change the workspace color of your workspace. Ideal when you have multiple VS Code instances and you want to quickly identify which is which.

Remote - WSL

Open any folder in the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and take advantage of Visual Studio Code's full feature set.

Additional extensions based on the machine

Azure Repos

Connect to Azure Repos and work with Git and Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) repositories. Manage your pull requests, work items, and more.


Adds syntax highlighting, commands, hover tips, and linting for Dockerfile and docker-compose files.

David Sass

David Sass

David is a highly skilled SharePoint Guy who is focusing on Automation, Compliance, Security, Operational Excellence, Quality Assurance and hacking the unexpected out of the technology stack.