Visual Studio Code 1.29 Released with Multiline Search

November 16, 2018

Visual Studio Code IDE

Visual Studio Code released version 1.29 recently with a number of significant updates.

VS Code 1.28 release highlights according to the announcement:

  • Multiline search – Search across files with regex multiline expressions.
  • File icons in IntelliSense – Quickly distinguish file types in IntelliSense.
  • Better macOS support – Full screen mode control and Mojave Dark Mode support.
  • Collapsible stack frames – Collapse uninteresting stack frames to clearly see your code.
  • Improved Loaded Scripts view – Displays related resources such as original source files.
  • Updated extension samples – Uniform style and structure, README, and API usage.
  • CI recipe for extensions – Azure Pipelines build recipe for extensions.
  • Preview: List All References – List All References view shows reference search results.

How to Install VS Code 1.29 in Ubuntu:

The easiest way is to install the community maintained Snap (run in sandbox) package from Ubuntu Software:

You can also install the official .deb package which 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] https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/vscode stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vscode.list'

2. Download and install the repository key via commands:

curl https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc | gpg --dearmor > microsoft.gpg

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

3. Finally install the IDE via command:

sudo apt-get install code

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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