Create custom VSCode shortcuts and code snippets

Keyboard Shortcuts

on Linux, go to:

File -> Preferences -> KeyboardShortcuts -> Open Keyboard Shortcuts JSON (top-right icon)

On Mac:

Code -> Preferences -> KeyboardShortcuts -> Open Keyboard Shortcuts JSON (top-right icon)

Then add custom key bindings like this:

Ctrl+D to duplicate line / selection:

{
  "key": "ctrl+d",
  "command": "editor.action.duplicateSelection"
}

Ctrl+Shift+L to insert a console.log with the selected text:

{
  "key": "ctrl+shift+l",
  "command": "editor.action.insertSnippet",
  "when": "editorTextFocus",
  "args": {
    "snippet": "console.log('${TM_SELECTED_TEXT}$1')$2;"
  }
}

Or Ctrl+Shift+L to insert a console.log with the clipboard's content:

{
  "key": "ctrl+shift+l",
  "command": "editor.action.insertSnippet",
  "when": "editorTextFocus",
  "args": {
    "snippet": "console.log('${CLIPBOARD}', ${CLIPBOARD})"
  }
}

More useful variables: https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/editor/userdefinedsnippets#_variables

Code Snippets

To add some React Component code snippets, on Linux, go to:

File -> Preferences -> Configure User Snippets -> search for TypescriptReact

On Mac:

Code -> Preferences -> Configure User Snippets -> search for TypescriptReact

Then paste this in the json file:

 "New React Component": {
  "prefix": ["react-component", "rc"],
  "body": ["const ${1} = () => {\n\treturn (\n\t\t<div>\n\n\t\t</div>\n\t)\n}\n\nexport default ${1}"],
  "description": "New React Component"
 },
 "New React Component With Props": {
  "prefix": ["react-component-props", "rcp"],
  "body": ["interface I${1}Props {\n\t\n}\n\nconst ${1} = (props: I${1/(.*)/${1:/capitalize}/}Props) => {\n\treturn (\n\t\t<div>\n\n\t\t</div>\n\t)\n}\n\nexport default ${1}"],
  "description": "New React Component With Props"
 }

To use the snippets, open a tsx file and type react or rcp -> you'll see the snippets' names in the auto-complete pop-up.

Code output example (you can edit the component's name)

const Comp1 = () => {
  return (
    <div>

    </div>
  )
}

export default Comp1

// and

interface IComp2Props {
  
}

const Comp2 = (props: IComp2Props) => {
  return (
    <div>

    </div>
  )
}

export default Comp2

More: https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/editor/userdefinedsnippets