How to sort and cleanup imports on save in VS Code

March 09, 2022

Sorted ES6 imports

There’s a VS Code setting that enables automatic organizing of imports on file saves.

It primarily does two things: sorts imports based on ESLint settings, and removes any unused imports. Aside from being a timesaver, this also avoids linting errors (which is especially useful in CI/CD codebases where linting errors will stop a job from completing).

What’s great is you can set it in your user or project settings and forget about it, and it’s only a couple lines.

// settings.json

  // put this in your settings object
  "editor.codeActionsOnSave": {
      "source.organizeImports": true,

And that’s it! Now when you save, your imports magically sort themselves out!

Imports automatically organizing themselves