Visual Studio Code, often called VS Code, is a open source code editor made by Microsoft. It works in all major platforms, includes Windows, Linux and macOS and works with most architecture : x86, x64, ARM and the recent Apple Silicon.
While being free, its feature set is comparable to a commercial editor, include support for debugging, syntax highlighting, intelligent code completion, snippets, code refactoring, and embedded Git. Users also have the ability to configure their own theme, keyboard shortcuts, preferences, and extend VSCode functionality through the use of extensions.
Visual Studio Code was first announced at the Microsoft Build conference back in 2015. In the Stack Overflow 2019 Developer Survey, Visual Studio Code was ranked the most popular developer environment tool. VS Code has created a rich ecosystem of extensions, tweaks and themes.
Our VSCode tutorials below may help you increase productivity and work smarter, whether you're new to the editor or has been working countless hours with it.
Getting Started with VSCode
- How to install extensions in VSCode
- Automatically indent your code in Visual Studio Code
- Comment out multiple lines in Visual Studio Code
- Quickly duplicate a line in Visual Studio Code
- Quickly create a comment block in VSCode
- Show hidden files in VSCode
- Bind terminal commands to VSCode keyboard shortcuts
- Quickly access VSCode Command Palette
- VSCode Format On Save – everything you need to know
- VSCode multiple cursors: advanced edition