Gif Player

In what is without doubt the most practical .gif post yet, allow me to introduce Gif Player: a VS Code extension that adds a play/pause button and scrubber to any gif you open in VS Code.


Using Gif Player in VS Code

Using Gif Player in VS Code

Gif Player uses VS Code’s Custom Editor API to implement a feature that I wish every browser and operating system had out of the box. Rather than building this functionality into VS Code though, I thought Gif Player would be a perfect use case for Custom Editors (I am more than a tad biased since I created VS Code’s Custom Editor API).

And although Gif Player is terribly lacking in both cats and Nick Cage (a problem which I leave to the reader), the extension did at least build on code from my past .gif projects.

So, give it a try!