The features that Visual Studio Code includes out-of-the-box are just the start. VS Code extensions let you add languages, debuggers, and tools to your installation to support your development workflow. VS Code's rich extensibility model lets extension authors plug directly into the VS Code UI and contribute functionality through the same APIs used by VS Code. This topic explains how to find, install, and manage VS Code extensions from the Visual Studio Code Marketplace.
You can browse and install extensions from within Visual Studio Code. To open the Extensions view, click on the Extensions icon in the Activity Bar on the Visual Studio Code side.
You can use the View > Command Palette... and select View: Extensions command or use the keyboard shortcut
It will show you a list of the most popular Visual Studio Code extensions on the VS Code Marketplace.
To install an extension, click on the Install button.
Once the installation is complete, the Install button will change to the different settings buttons.
On the extension details page, you can read the extension's README.
On the Feature Contributions page, you can see the extension's additions to VS Code such as settings, commands, and keyboard shortcuts, language grammars, debugger, etc.
If an extension is an Extension Pack, the Extension Pack section will display which extensions will be installed when you install the pack. Extension Packs bundle separate extensions together so they can be easily installed at one time.
You can sort the extension list by Install Count, Rating, Name, or Publised Date.
You can see a list of recommended extensions.
Extension recommendations can either be: