VSCode has the ability to start a multiline selection via:
shift + alt + mouse drag
ctrl + shift + alt + arrow key
The problem is that when I'm working across lines of code with empty lines interspersed, if I backspace to remove code to the start of the line, the empty lines are removed with it:
How do I get a 'column' selection (as I believe it's called) like with Notepad++'s
alt + mouse drag /
shift + alt + up/down arrow that operations purely horizontally across rows (which would preserve the new lines here)?