Visual Studio Code 1.26 Released

August 14, 2018

Visual Studio Code IDE

Microsoft Visual Studio Code 1.26 was released a day ago with a number of significant updates.

According to the release note, some of the key highlights in VS Code 1.26 include:

  • Breadcrumbs – A navigation bar allows to quickly navigate between symbols and files.
  • You can now apply Quick Fixes from the Problems panel
  • User setup package for Windows is now available on stable.
  • Column selection is supported within the Integrated Terminal via Alt+click
  • “Add missing import” Quick Fix to all missing imports in a JavaScript/TypeScript file
  • JSX tags closed automatically when type > in a JavaScript or TypeScript file
  • Better JS/TS error reporting
  • Add IntelliSense autocompletions to the extension search field.

How to Install VS Code 1.26 in Ubuntu:

The official .deb package for Debian/Ubuntu is available for download at the link below:

Download VS Code (.deb)

Grab the deb and install it via either Gdebi package manager or command in terminal(Ctrl+Alt+T):

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/code_*.deb; sudo apt -f install

For those who want to receive updates for VS Code via Software Updater utility, add the Microsoft repository via following steps (64bit only):

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the repository:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vscode.list'

2. Download and install the repository key via commands:

curl | gpg --dearmor > microsoft.gpg

sudo mv microsoft.gpg /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/microsoft.gpg

Uninstall Visual Studio Code:

To remove the code editor, either use Synaptic Package Manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove code

And remove the Microsoft repository by launching Software & Updates utility and navigating to Other Software tab.

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One response to Visual Studio Code 1.26 Released

  1. hi!
    you lost:
    3. install Visual Code
    sudo apt-get install code