Visual Studio Code provides tons of customization options to developers in terms of themes and extensions. You can extend the editor functionality by using the extensions provided by companies such as Microsoft as well as the open-source developers. In this article, we will cover the 10 visual studio code extensions for python developers.

Let’s begin.

1: Python By Microsoft

10 Visual Studio Code extensions for Python developers
Python extension provides rich support for python with features such as linting, debugging, IntelliSense, code navigation, code formatting, refactoring, unit tests, and more. This extension is developed by the Microsoft team and is one of the must-have extensions for python developers.

Extension link: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=ms-python.python

2: Python Indent by Kevin Rose


You know how important the indentation is in Python. Python is an interpreted language and indention is a key in writing good error-free python code. This extension will allow you to not worry about the extension at all. Just write your code and hit enter, the indentation will be taken care of.

Extension link: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=KevinRose.vsc-python-indent

3: GitLens by Eric Amodio

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We use Git almost every day of our life. GitLens is the visual studio code plugin to supercharge git capabilities.

With GitLens, it’s so easy to view code authorship, check commit number, view changes between the last commit and existing changes, and so on.

Link: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=eamodio.gitlens
You can install it by searching the name on the extension section of the visual studio code.

4: Python Snippets by Ferhat Yalçın


This snippet pack extension will save tons of your time and effort while writing the python code. You can use this extension to generate commonly used code snippets just by following the autosuggestion.

Link: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=frhtylcn.pythonsnippets

You can install it by searching the name on the extension section of the visual studio code.

5: Better comments by Aaron Bond

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This extension will improve the way you add the comments in the code. It lets you add comments in the form of alerts, highlights, TODO’s, etc in a different color schemes. This extension will help you to improve your commenting habit and documentations skills.

Link: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=aaron-bond.better-comments

You can install it by searching the name on the extension section of the visual studio code.

Conclusion

The extensions we have listed above are rated by our personal experience in software development. We listed these extensions for python developers so that they can have a better coding experience. Everyone sort of has different preferences but this extension will match the majority of the python developers needs.