How to Open HTML Files in Google Chrome from Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code doesn't have a built-in method for launching HTML and other files in Google Chrome, but you can configure it to do so.
Get the open in browser Extension
The free open in browser extension works well. After installing it, restart Visual Studio Code and then right-click on any HTML page. You will have options to open in your default browser or choose another browser.
Note that there is a bug in Open in Browser for Version 1.29.1 of Visual Studio Code (and likely other versions as well) that prevents the right-click context menu items from showing up. However, the shortcut key (Alt+B) still works.
See this bug report for details.
If you have trouble getting Open in Browser working, you might give the Open PHP/HTML/JS In Browser extension a try.
Author: Nat Dunn
Nat Dunn is the founder of Webucator (www.webucator.com), a company that has provided training for tens of thousands of students from thousands of organizations. Nat started the company in 2003 to combine his passion for technical training with his business expertise, and to help companies benefit from both. His previous experience was in sales, business and technical training, and management. Nat has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in International Relations from Pomona College.
Follow Nat on Twitter at @natdunn and Webucator at @webucator.