Preview of new Blade Snippets in Visual Studio Code

Today I added a few Blade snippets to my Visual Studio Code configuration to accommodate the new (to me) workflow for the Laravel 8 update for Blade components. Anything in the app/views/components directory will now render with the <x-componentName /> tag in Blade templates. I already used a similar workflow with the @include('componentName') tag in previous versions of Blade in Sage theme projects so this is a nice upgrade to me. I also recently learned how to create new file-specific snippets in Visual Studio from Laracasts so this seemed like a really nice use case. As suggested by Jeffery Way in the Visual Studio Code for PHP Developers series, I used an extension called Snippet Creator (from wware) that logs code snippets to a file-type specific file. It’s super useful and I’ve already set up a number of them for PHP. But the Blade snippets which I’ve set up to my liking are stored inside the blade.json file are below:

{
	"Blade Component": {
		"prefix": "x-",
		"body": [
			"<x-$1 class=\"$3\">",
			"\t$2",
			"</x-$1>"
		],
		"description": "New blade component"
	},
	"Inline Blade Component": {
		"prefix": "x",
		"body": "<x-$1 class=\"$2\" />",
		"description": "Create new inline blade component"
	},
	"Blade Layout Component": {
		"prefix": "xl",
		"body": [
			"<x-$1-layout>",
			"\t$2",
			"</x-$1-layout>"
		],
		"description": "Create new blade layout component"
	}
}