How to Use Emmet in Visual Studio Code for Faster Web Development

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In Visual Studio Code, we can use Emmet to speed up our development. Let’s look at how to do this.

In VS Code, create a new file called test.html:

Enter doc and note the Emmit Abbreviation appears:

Clicking on the information icon we can see what the snippet will look like:

Press tab to get the HTML inserted into the document:

Also, if we were to type ! instead, we would get the same result:

From here, we can use several Emmet shortcuts. For example, to enter an a href, instead of  typing the full text, we can type a and then tab:

On tabbing, we get the a href code ready to use:

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