VS Code Tip of the Week: The Project Manager Extension

VS Code Tip of the Week: The Project Manager Extension

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Nick Taylor
·Jul 19, 2022·

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This week's VS Code Tip of the Week is the Project Manager extension. This extension has been around for a while, but it's so useful. I literally use this every day.

This extension allows you to manage projects, where projects are a folder that you're project lives in.

Pick a project to open

Press CTRL + Alt + P (CMD + Option + P on macOS) to load your list of projects then use the keyboard or mouse to select the project you want to load.

List of projects that the Project Manager VS Code extension is aware of

Add a project to the list of projects

In a project that hasn't been added to the list of projects managed my the Project Manager extension? Press CTRL + Shift + P (CMD + Shift + P on macOS) to load the command menu and type in save project, The command to save a project appears. Use the keyboard or mouse to select the command.

The VS Code command menu open with the Project Manager: Save Project command in the list

By default, it will populate the command menu with the project name defaulting to the folder name where the project lives. Keep the default name or rename it then press enter to save the project.

The Project Manager extension setting the name of the project to save to the name of the folder that is currently open in VS Code

Now when you go open the list of projects, your new project will be on the list.

List of projects that the Project Manager VS Code extension is aware of including the newly added project we just added

 
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