Status: Experimental POC
In a nutshell: Extension creates annotates the descriptions of some well-known (Microsoft Azure) GUIDs above the line in editor.
GUIDs are 128-bit identifiers that are not easy for humans to compare, let alone to remember. Despite that, there are "Well-known GUIDs" that frequently come up.
Goal of this extension is to shorten the amount of time spent with putting GUIDs to search engines.
Main use case: Reviewing code, documents or configuration that contain GUIDs (see Demo below). Situations where you cannot make the code or text to get rid of the anti-pattern of using GUID strings as magic constants. Or where you cannot use better tooling to view them.
GUID data (bundled)
In scope (now, future):
Ideas for tuture
Demo (combined with Azure Policy extension)
Works with any text files. Does not have to be local.
Combined with Azure Policy VS Code extension, you can browse your Azure Policy definitions live and see them annotated.
VS Code API
FIXME: Update (this stuff is from the example).