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Visual Studio Code


Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code
Developer(s) Microsoft
Initial release April 29, 2015 (2015-04-29)
Preview release 0.8 / 10 September 2015 (2015-09-10)[1]
Development status Public preview
Operating system Windows 7 or later, OS X 10.8 or later, Linux
Platform IA-32, x64
Size 58 MB
Available in English
Type Source code editor, debugger
License Freeware[2]
Website .com.visualstudiocode

Visual Studio Code is a source code editor for Windows, Linux and OS X.[3] It includes support for debugging, embedded Git Control, rich development experiences such as intelligent code completion (also known as IntelliSense), and other features. It is also customizable, which means that users can change the editor's theme, change the editor's keyboard shortcuts, change the editor's preferences, and others. It is not yet known if users can extend the editor by developing extensions like in Visual Studio. It is developed by Microsoft and is available for free. It is currently in public preview.

Visual Studio Code is based on Electron, a piece of software that is based on Chromium, which is used to deploy io.js applications for the desktop. Visual Studio Code uses the Blink layout engine to render the interface.[4]


  • History 1
  • Language support 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Visual Studio Code was announced, and a preview was released, on April 29, 2015 by Microsoft at the 2015 Build conference.[5]

Language support

The table below provides a brief description of the features various languages have in Visual Studio Code.[6]

Features Languages
Syntax coloring, bracket matching Batch, C++, Clojure, CoffeeScript, DockerFile, F#, Go, Jade, Java, HandleBars, Ini, Lua, Makefile, Markdown, Objective-C, Perl, PHP, PowerShell, Python, R, Razor, Ruby, Rust, SQL, Visual Basic, XML
IntelliSense, linting, outline CSS, HTML, JavaScript, JSON, Less, Sass
Refactoring, find all references C#, TypeScript


  1. ^ "Release Notes".  
  3. ^ Lardinois, Frederic (April 29, 2015). "Microsoft Launches Visual Studio Code, A Free Cross-Platform Code Editor For OS X, Linux And Windows".  
  4. ^ "Why Visual Studio Code?". Visual Studio Code Docs.  
  5. ^ Montgomery, John (April 29, 2015). "BUILD 2015 News: Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio 2015 RC, Team Foundation Server 2015 RC, Visual Studio 2013 Update 5". 
  6. ^ "Language Support in Visual Studio Code".  

External links

  • Official website
  • Product blog
  • Twitter
  • Atom Electron
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