Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code
1.47.3

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Visual Studio Code1.47.3

29 July 2020

Cross-platform code editor and debugger for web apps.

Overview

Visual Studio Code provides developers with a new choice of developer tool that combines the simplicity and streamlined experience of a code editor with the best of what developers need for their core code-edit-debug cycle. Visual Studio Code is the first code editor, and first cross-platform development tool - supporting OSX, Linux, and Windows - in the Visual Studio family.

At its heart, Visual Studio Code features a powerful, fast code editor great for day-to-day use. The Preview release of Code already has many of the features developers need in a code and text editor, including navigation, keyboard support with customizable bindings, syntax highlighting, bracket matching, auto indentation, and snippets, with support for dozens of languages.

For serious coding, developers often need to work with code as more than just text. Visual Studio Code includes built-in support for always-on IntelliSense code completion, richer semantic code understanding and navigation, and code refactoring. In the Preview, Code includes enriched built-in support for ASP.NET 5 development with C#, and Node.js development with TypeScript and JavaScript, powered by the same underlying technologies that drive Visual Studio. Code includes great tooling for web technologies such as HTML, CSS, LESS, SASS, and JSON. Code also integrates with package managers and repositories, and builds and other common tasks to make everyday workflows faster. And Code understands Git, and delivers great Git workflows and source diffs integrated with the editor.

What's new in Visual Studio Code

Version 1.47.3:
  • The update addresses these issues:
  • ERR_INVALID_ARG_TYPE when testing extension on 1.47.1
  • Uninstall hook not executing

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13 Reviews of Visual Studio Code

5
jlee5201
19 July 2019
Version: 1.36.1

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The best code editor available. Lightweight and fast, but extend it as much as you want with plugins. Better than Sublime and Atom by miles.
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5
roberto3rd
09 May 2020
Version: 1.45.0
Can't beat the user-friendliness for newbies of VSCode. I've tried Atom, Sublime, Komode IDE, BBEdit...lot's of tutorials on how to use VSCode.
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5
Mcr
30 October 2019
Version: 1.39.2
I have switched over to VSC after being a long time user of BBEdit. What I like about VSC: 1) cross platform, I code for Windows too, having the same editor that I spend so much time using, on all platforms, one set of commands to remember. 2) Extensions support, which by design, are also all cross platform. I've been able to find numerous extensions that improve my workflow, and tweak them as well. And because extension are cross platform, my workflow is relatively unchanged whether I'm on Windows or Mac. 3) I'm surprised how responsive the UI is, speed wise. Even though built with Electron, it is surprisingly quick. 4) no doubt, some users will have some criticisms of support for a specific program language; but overall, the breadth and quality of languages supported is very good overall 5) very customizable 6) Useful VSC Extension Tip O' the Day: ReWrap; allows you to HARD wrap a section of text to desired column length. By hard wrap, i.e. insert LF/CR and break up lines to specified length. Great for those long 'paragraph' text pastes that are treated as just one LONG line, where you want to enforce line breaks vs soft wrapping. Find it here: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=stkb.rewrap
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5
jlee5201
19 July 2019
Version: 1.36.1
The best code editor available. Lightweight and fast, but extend it as much as you want with plugins. Better than Sublime and Atom by miles.
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Iliketrash
05 July 2019
Version: 1.36.0
Bad first impression. This app apparently conforms to the trendy UI design of putting _everything_ into one window. This was trendy on Microsoft products in the 1980s and unfortunately is once again popular and the bleed-over into Mac programs is just an awful regression. And lightweight? I opened a 13-line C program and the editor takes up 664 MB. Not cool. What if I actually did something? I won't leave a rating because I've spent only a few minutes with this apparent turd. Lots of luck, trend followers.
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Detlevski
13 April 2019
Version: 1.33.1
Microsofts business strategy in action. Sell the product for under the price to crush competition. Take over GitHub, make sure there is hardly any resistance by making private repos free. There will be less and less editors and IDE's in a couple of years. Do tou think there will be al lot of JS developers who are going to buy Sublime Text or BBEdit ?
That's the way M$ and other tech corps take control of your and my live. By giving everything away for free. You will be unpleasantly surprised when you receive the bill for all these "free" goodies.
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3.5
AlainLéglise4728
19 October 2018
Version: 1.27.2
Now using Visual Studio
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4.5
Nontroppo
28 August 2018
Version: 1.26.1
Oh my. I just ignored this as I blindly assumed it was going to be a bloated mess (I'd had a very bad experience with Atom, which was so slow as to be unusable with files > 1MB). How wrong I was! I don't know what MS have done but they have created the most beautiful text editor. First off, the performance on highlighted large files is equivalent to Sublime text or TextMate. Perhaps Atom is improved too but I assume MS have done something specific here. In addition the GUI is heavily inspired by Sublime in all the right places, with command and search panels, split editors and more. An IDE like this is as good as its extensions these days, and here I actually think VSCode is a good head above Sublime, at least for Python and ruby code, where the extensions are far more powerful than the Sublime equivalents. Ruby which is my preferred scripting language has a really nice integrated debugger (debugging has been broken since forever in Sublime), and really good intellisense. Python support comes direct from MS, and they seem to be heavily tooling up here, so even though Sublime is written in Python, I'd say MS has the upper hand (though I only dabble in Python, so a real expert in the language may have a different opinion). Extensions for Markdown and LaTeX are broadly equivalent IMO. It cold starts a tad more slowly than sublime (about 1.x secs longer), which is my biggest annoyance with it. It has wonderful detailed changelogs and regular monthly updates, and the extension market built in in better integrated than sublime's 3rd party "package control" (though that has an awesome website for it). For free, this is just amazing, highly recommended to at least test for a while.
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4
Sheppy
10 July 2018
Version: 1.25.0
VS Code is an excellent editor in the vein of modern cross-platform editors that don't entirely blend in with the Mac. It actually isn't quite fair to say that, as it does a much better job than many of them, but definitely still has its quirks. Having to configure the editor by editing JSON files is crazy, but is basically de regeur for cross-platform code editors like this. Generally, though, VS Code fits in nicely with my workflow. I like that each workspace can have a terminal right inside its window, which is convenient for dealing with version control, test tools, and package managers. I also really like its integration with MDN for documentation and validation of CSS (though I hope to see HTML, JS, and eventually API docs and validation through this too), and it does a decent job with JSON editing, allowing you to specify schemas for validation. Would be even better if it could offer a form-based JSON editor, but hopefully there will be an extension for that eventually. I recommend giving VSC a try for a couple of weeks. A couple of days isn't enough time to really get a feel for how good it is.
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0.5
joost-dalen
29 June 2018
Version: 1.24.1
In the configuring creen after new project, I am unable to click the Target Platform. The checkboxes (Android and iOS) are gray and not checkable. Somebody please help. Thanks in advance. Joost
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3
Madmacmad
07 April 2017
Version: 1.11.0
it's a good editor.... but Sublime Text is so much better...
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5
asux
06 April 2017
Version: 1.10.1
Fast, flexible and feature-rich editor! Moved from Atom because faster.
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Virtualruffy
18 November 2016
Version: 1.7.1
The link does not work. Tries to download "1.7.1" instead use the developer's link and click the button there to download.
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Madmacmad
30 April 2015
Version: 0.1.0
Thx to M$... was waiting long time for this! Well done works fine so far.
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