- Open Related File
- Jump to a file related to the current file.
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Open Related File… opens a file related to the current file.
It's common for code editors to have a built-in or extension-provided feature to switch between a code file and its test, using some heuristics that work most of the time. Some editors and extensions will also try to jump to other kinds of related files, such as CSS files. In my experience, these tools find the related files often enough to sound promising, but are frustrating in practice because they don't work 100% of the time, or don't work on entire types of files.
This extension allows authors to specify each related file using a simple syntax. The upside is that the extension works perfectly all the time. The downside is that the author has to list each related file and has to update them when files move.
To specify a related file, add an annotation somewhere in the file (perhaps in a comment).
The annotation must start with
@related and contain one or more Markdown-style links in the
name is any string and
file-path is a path to the file,
relative to the project root.
// @related [test](/src/main.test.js)
You can list multiple related files as separate annotations:
// @related [css](/assets/main.css) // @related [js](/assets/main.js)
or as a single annotation:
<!-- @related [css](/assets/main.css) [js](/assets/main.js) -->
(Multi-line annotations are not yet supported; use multiple annotations instead.)
This works with any text file; the
@related annotation can be in a comment, in a README, etc.
To run Open Related Files, select the Editor → Open Related File… menu item
or open the command palette and type
Open Related File…. (It will be a lot more useful if you assign
a keyboard shortcut. I use
ctrl+option+R.) If there is a
@related annotation in the file, that
file will be opened. If there is more than one annotation in the file, a palette will appear letting
you choose the file to open.
Contributions are welcome.
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