Boost Your Golang Development with These Top VSCode Extensions

Boost Your Golang Development with These Top VSCode Extensions

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As a developer using Golang as the primary language, it's important to have the right tools to streamline your workflow. One of the most popular code editors for Golang is Visual Studio Code (VSCode), which provides a variety of extensions to help you develop Golang applications more efficiently.

In this article, we'll introduce some of the most commonly used Golang extensions for VSCode, along with examples of how to use them.

Go

The first and most essential extension for Golang development in VSCode is the official Go extension by Microsoft. This extension provides a range of features, including syntax highlighting, code completion, and debugging support.

To install this extension, go to the Extensions tab in VSCode and search for "Go". Once installed, you can start using the extension right away.

Go Test Explorer

The Go Test Explorer extension provides an interface for running and debugging Golang tests within VSCode. It displays test results in a hierarchical tree view, making it easy to navigate and view test results.

To install this extension, search for "Go Test Explorer" in the Extensions tab in VSCode. Once installed, you can start using the extension to run tests and view test results.

Go Auto Struct Tag

A Visual Studio Code extension for auto complete the go struct tag when typing. This project is the modified version of go-struct-tag by guyanyijiu

P.S: I modified this extension to suits my needs so I do not own most of the code,
You can visit the original version here go-struct-tag by guyanyijiu
I am open to new ideas, just create an issue or pull requests, Thank You!

Go Outliner

Go Outliner adds activity bar icon for code outline (Go projects only) to VS Code. It's also possible to extend main Explorer tab with sub-section by switching (goOutliner.extendExplorerTab) setting option to true.

GoDoc

The GoDoc extension provides a quick and easy way to access documentation for Golang packages and functions. It integrates with VSCode to provide inline documentation as you write code.

To install this extension, search for "GoDoc" in the Extensions tab in VSCode. Once installed, you can start using the extension to access Golang documentation.

These are just a few examples of the many Golang extensions available for VSCode. By using these extensions, you can significantly improve your Golang development workflow and produce higher quality code.

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