How do I collapse sections of code in Visual Studio Code for Windows? – Dev

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QUESTION:

How do I fold or collapse sections of code in Visual Studio Code?

Is this feature supported?

ANSWER:

As of Visual Studio Code version 1.12.0, April 2017, see Basic Editing > Folding section in the docs.

The default keys are:

Fold All: CTRL+K, CTRL+0 (zero)

Fold Level [n]: CTRL+K, CTRL+[n]*

Unfold All: CTRL+K, CTRL+J

Fold Region: CTRL+K, CTRL+[

Unfold Region: CTRL+K, CTRL+]

*Fold Level: to fold all but the most outer classes, try CTRL+K, CTRL+1

Macs: use instead of CTRL (thanks Prajeet)

ANSWER:

Folding has been rolled out and is now implemented since Visual Studio Code version 0.10.11. There are these keyboard shortcuts available:

  • Fold folds the innermost uncollapsed region at the cursor:

    • Ctrl + Shift + [ on Windows and Linux
    • + + [ on macOS
  • Unfold unfolds the collapsed region at the cursor:

    • Ctrl + Shift + ] on Windows and Linux
    • + + ] on macOS
  • Fold All folds all regions in the editor:

    • Ctrl + (K => 0) (zero) on Windows and Linux
    • + (K => 0) (zero) on macOS
  • Unfold All unfolds all regions in the editor:

    • Ctrl + (K => J) on Windows and Linux
    • + (K => J) on macOS

References: https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/getstarted/keybindings

ANSWER:

This feature is available in the standard build now. To make the collapse/expand controls appears, you need to mouse over the area just to the right of the line numbers as shown in this screenshot:

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ANSWER:

Code folding by regions has arrived with v1.17. Folding by regions documentation. And v1.19 and 1.23.

[Generally you can add a space, for example // region and // endregion to //region and //endregion and it will also work.]

TypeScript/JavaScript: //#region and //#endregion or // #region and // #endregion
C#:                    #region and #endregion
C/C++:                 #pragma region and #pragma endregion
F#:                    //#region and //#endregion
PowerShell:            #region and #endregion
Python:                #region and #endregion
VB:                    #Region and #End Region
PHP:                   #region and #endregion
Bat:                   ::#region and ::#endregion or REM #region and REM #endregion
Markdown:              <!-- #region --> and <!-- #endregion -->
Golang                 //region and //endregion or //#region and //#endregion
Java                   //#region and //#endregion
CSS/SCSS/Less:         /* #region */ and /* #endregion */ or /*#region*/ and /*#endregion*/
SCSS/Less:             // #region and // #endregion
Go:                    // region, // endregion and // #region, // #endregion
shellscript:           # region and # endregion
Perl5                  #region and #endregion or =pod and =cut`

Important: If you don’t see your language in the list::

Each language also has snippets available for the markers. Type ‘#’ and invoke code completion to see them. To have region markers configured for your language, contact the language extension provider.

So type # and then Ctrl+Space to see the region markers for any language.