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5. Customizing Visual Studio Code

Alessandro Del Sole1 
Cremona, Italy

Visual Studio Code is an extremely versatile development tool that can be customized and extended in many ways. In fact, you can customize its appearance, the code editor, and key shortcuts to make your editing experience extremely personalized.

Additionally, you can install third-party extensions such as new languages, debuggers, themes, linters, and code snippets. This chapter explains how to customize Visual Studio Code, explaining the difference between customizations and extensions. Then, in the next chapter, you will learn how to work with extensions.

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