Right out of the gates "!+Tab" doesn't give me an HTML boilerplate

Like it says above, I’ve made a new HTML doc in Visual Studio Code, the video is telling me if I type “!” then press tab I’ll get a boilerplate header code in my document, and it’s not working. What have I done wrong? Did I miss enabling something in my settings?

You might check to see if you have the extensions. This is what I have installed and everything is working fine.


I restarted visual studio code today and now it works. I had all the recommended extensions so I’m not sure what happened.

Could it be that you didn’t save the file as an .html file before trying to run the snippet? Emmet is built into vscode so you shouldn’t need an extension to make that work, but it will not show the correct snippets unless it knows the file type.