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ChatGPT coding extensions for Visual Studio Code (VSCode)

In this blog post, we will explore three powerful Visual Studio Code extensions that leverage AI to enhance your coding experience. These extensions offer intelligent code suggestions, context-aware completion, and support for multiple programming languages. By using these extensions, developers can streamline their coding process and improve productivity.

Code GPT: AI-Powered Code Generation and Completion

Code GPT is a coding extension for Visual Studio Code that uses OpenAI’s GPT-3 language model to generate code and other text within the VSCode editor. This extension has several features, such as generating code snippets based on natural language descriptions and completing code based on contextual cues.

Key Features

  • AI-powered code generation and completion
  • Context-aware suggestions
  • Multi-language support
  • Easy to install and use

To use this extension, you must first install it from the VSCode Marketplace. After installation, you need to create an OpenAI API key and configure it in the extension’s settings. Once you have everything set up, you can start using the extension’s features directly within the VSCode editor.

You can open a chat interface with the icon in the extensions bar, ask questions, or search for questions using the Stackoverflow API, and CodeGPT will respond with the best human answer and then the AI answer.

Code GPT is a powerful tool that can save developers a lot of time and effort by generating code for them. With its natural language processing capabilities and contextual cues, developers can write code faster and more efficiently.

Commands

  • CodeGPT Chat: Open a chat interface with the icon in the extensions bar
  • Get Code: Create a comment asking for a specific code and CodeGPT will open a new Editor with the code (You don’t need to write the code language. CodeGPT will detect it automatically).
  • Ask CodeGPT: CodeGPT will open a new Editor and respond the question.
  • Ask CodeGPT - code selected: Select the code and ask a question, CodeGPT will open a new Editor and respond the question.
  • Compile & Run CodeGPT: CodeGPT will compile and run your selected code.
  • Ask StackOverflow: Search for a question using the Stackoverflow API and Code GPT will show the best human answer and then the AI answer.
  • Explain CodeGPT: CodeGPT will open a new Editor and explain the code.
  • Refactor CodeGPT: CodeGPT will open a new Editor and refactor the code.
  • Document CodeGPT: CodeGPT will open a new Editor and Document the code.
  • Find Problems CodeGPT: CodeGPT will open a new Editor and find problems in the code.
  • Unit Test CodeGPT: CodeGPT will open a new Editor and write unit tests of the code.

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CodeGPT: AI-Based Code Completion

This Visual Studio Code extension enables you to use the official OpenAI API to generate code or natural language responses using OpenAI’s GPT3 or ChatGPT models, all directly within the editor. With this AI-powered assistance, you can write new code from scratch, ask questions, get explanations, refactor code, find bugs, and more. Plus, the extension now supports ChatGPT – just choose the ChatGPT model in the extension settings (or an alternative model if necessary). Get CodeGPT from the VSCode Marketplace to supercharge your coding.

Key Features

  • AI-based code completion
  • Multi-language support
  • Quick code snippet suggestions
  • Inline documentation and information

CodeGPT has many features such as generating code snippets based on natural language descriptions, completing code based on contextual cues, compiling and running selected code, explaining code, refactoring code, documenting code, finding problms in the code and writing unit tests.

To get started with this extension, you’ll need to install it from the VSCode Marketplace and then configure it using your OpenAI API key. Once you’ve done that, you can use the extension’s features directly within the VSCode editor.

Commands

  • Ask CodeGPT: will provide a prompt for you to enter any query
  • CodeGPT: Explain selection: will explain what the selected code does
  • CodeGPT: Refactor selection: will try to refactor the selected code
  • CodeGPT: Find problems: looks for problems/errors in the selected code, fixes and explains them
  • CodeGPT: Optimize selection: tries to optimize the selected code

Ask CodeGPT is also available when nothing is selected. For the other four commands, you can customize the exact prompt that will be sent to the AI by editing the extension settings in VSCode Preferences.

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Code-GPT: AI-Assisted Coding

Code-GPT is an AI-powered extension for Visual Studio Code that provides instant explanations for selected code within the code editor. With Code-GPT, developers can increase their coding understanding and efficiency, save time, minimize frustration, and improve their coding skills with in-depth code analysis.

Key Features

  • AI-assisted coding
  • Contextual code suggestions
  • Multi-language support
  • Seamless integration with Visual Studio Code

To use Code-GPT in Visual Studio Code, select the code you want to understand, open the Command Palette (press Ctrl + Shift + P or Cmd + Shift + P on Mac), type “Explain Selected Code,” and select the command from the list. If prompted, enter your email address, and wait for the response. The explanation will be prepended to the selected code in your VSCode editor. Enjoy the instant and comprehensive code explanations with Code-GPT!

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