⚠️ Looking for maintainers ⚠️
There are a couple of issues, which need to get fixed, so if you're interested, please send
PRs to get vscode-snippet working again.
- Zero configuration: works out of the box.
- Automatically detects programming language from current editor window.
openInNewEditor: open snippets or in new editor window (default) in line with current document.
verbose: add comments around code snippets.
baseUrl: base url of the cheat server (see cheat.sh documentation)
http.proxy: VS Code proxy setting. If set, requests made by vscode-snippet will be sent through provided proxy (see Visual Studio Code network settings)
defaultLanguage: Programming language name in lower case to use as default language when there is no open editor window.
Install this extension from the VSCode Marketplace
Search for a snippet
- Hit ⌘ Command + ⇧ Shift + p
- Type your query and hit enter.
Moving between answers
Sometimes the first answer is not what you're looking for.
In that case, use
Snippet: Show next answer and
Snippet: Show previous answer to show alternative snippets.
Search for snippet based on selected text
- Select some text in an editor window.
- Right click and choose "Find snippet from selected text"
Alternatively, you can also run the
Snippet: Find Selected Text from the
You can configure a keyboard shortcut. By default this is ⌘ Command + ⇧ Shift + s:
To get a list of all available commands, try
To test your changes, go to the Debug panel in VSCode and click on the
play button. This will start the extension in a new window where you can test it.
This plugin is far from feature-complete.
If you want to improve it, feel free to pick one of the open issues and give it a shot.
In case you need any help, just add a comment to the issue to get a conversation started.