Native Bracket Pair Colourization in VS Code

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I’m a big fan of the Bracket Pair Colorizer extension, but it looks like this is [native in VS Code now]( _high-performance-bracket-pair-colorization) and much faster!

Configure native bracket pair colourization permalink

  1. Make sure to remove the Bracket Pair Colorizer extension.
  2. Update VS Code
  3. Open your user settings via CMD (CTRL for non-Mac users) + Shift + P and type settings. The settings JSON file will open. Add the following:
"editor.bracketPairColorization.enabled": true

All colors are themeable and up to six colors can be configured.

James Q. Quick has a video about getting this all set up

Happy VS Coding!

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