In connection with the last article regarding the basic concepts of working with ASP.NET Core MVC, I came up with a little tweak to speed up your development by at least a small margin. To make things clear enough I won’t go into much technical detail.
Consider the situation in which we were last time. We successfully created a new project and went ahead to open it in Visual Studio Code. What we did and always can do is to launch a new instance of Code and open the project folder by navigating to it in the Finder dialog window. While this approach works, I will show you a quicker way to do it.
Essentially, all that is needed to be done is to invoke a command that will do all the work for us.
- Launch Visual Studio
- Press Command + Shift + P, which will bring up the Command Palette.
- Enter “shell”.
- You should be presented with two results, one of them being “Shell Command: Install “code” command in PATH”. Click on this option and wait until the operation has completed. This usually takes no more that a second.
All is now setup. Let’s head to the usage!
So far, all seems a little easy, doesn’t it? Well…this part will be of no exception. Simply navigate to your project folder in a Terminal window and enter code . . This will instantly open a new Visual Studio Code instance with the project loaded. No further hassle.
This tweak helped me and I hope it will make your workflow a bit snappier, as well.