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Visual Studio Code IDE

Visual studio code reached the 1.17 release. Here’s the release highlights and how to install it in Ubuntu.

VS Code 1.18 features:

  • Support for multi-root workspaces enabled by default.
  • Support vertical panel layout.
  • File Explorer shows modified, added, conflicting, and ignored files in a different color and with a badge.
  • Faster Windows start-up and editor performance tuning.
  • Speed up your coding with auto imports for JavaScript and TypeScript.
  • Install missing @types for TypeScript.
  • For more, see the release note.

How to Install VS Code 1.18 in Ubuntu:

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

Download VS Code (.deb)

Then install it via either Gdebi package manager or command (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

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.

Visual Studio Code IDE

Visual studio code reached the 1.17 release a day ago with Mac OS touch bar support, and some performance improvements.

VS Code 1.17 features:

  • Mac OS Touch Bar actions for navigation and debugging.
  • Folding now supports region markers.
  • Terminal rendering is up to 45 times faster with new canvas-based rendering engine
  • Automatically show module and path import suggestions while coding
  • Debug Console messages show source location (optionally)
  • Built-in Dark+ and Light+ themes now highlight regular expression components
  • new SOURCE CONTROL PROVIDERS section to view changes in multiple source control repositories.

See the video about VS Code 1.17:

How to Install VS Code 1.17 in Ubuntu:

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

Download VS Code (.deb)

Then install it via either Gdebi package manager or command (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

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.

Visual Studio Code IDE

Visual Studio Code has reached the 1.16 release earlier today. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu.

Visual Studio Code 1.16 release highlights:

  • Easily extract JavaScript or TypeScript code into methods or functions with new code actions.
  • Improved editor productivity with automatic close tags.
  • You can now use the VS Code color picker in HTML files.
  • The Integrated Terminal can now be launched in Quick Open.
  • Drag and drop from Search results and Problems panel
  • Support for having multiple source control providers simultaneously
  • New online documentation and more.

How to Install VS Code 1.16 in Ubuntu:

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

Download VS Code (.deb)

Install the package via either Gdebi package manager or command (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

Install VS Code Snap app in Ubuntu:

Microsoft Visual Studio Code is available via Snap app in Ubuntu, though it’s not updated to version 1.16 at the moment of writing, see how to install VS Code vis Snap in Ubuntu.

Visual Studio Code IDE

Microsoft VS Code IDE has reached the 1.15 release recently. 64-bit installation now has no size limit for large files.

Visual Studio Code 1.15 release highlights:

  • Large file improvements. No size limit on 64-bit, and 300MB limit on 32-bit.
  • Full search for Release Notes, Markdown preview, and Extensions.
  • Source code auto-indenting and new Emmet support.
  • User definable syntax highlighting colors
  • A color picker to easily create colors in your CSS, SASS, and Less files.
  • Added Loaded Scripts explorer
  • Support for Markdown preview plugins
  • See the release note for details.

Visual Studio Code 1.15

How to Install VS Code 1.15 in Ubuntu:

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

Download VS Code (.deb)

Then install it via either Gdebi package manager or command (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

Install VS Code Snap app in Ubuntu:

Microsoft Visual Studio Code is available via Snap app in Ubuntu, though it’s not updated to version 1.15 at the moment of writing, see how to install VS Code vis Snap in Ubuntu.

Visual Studio Code IDE

Microsoft Visual Studio Code has reached the 1.14 release earlier today with many great new features.

VS Code 1.14 release highlights:

  • Integrated terminal improvements – Find support, select/copy multiple pages
  • Command Palette MRU list – Quickly find and run your recently used commands
  • New Tasks menu in top-level menu bar.
  • Automatic indentation – Auto indent while typing, moving, and pasting source code.
  • Emmet abbreviation enhancements – Add Emmet to any language. Multi-cursor support.
  • New Diff review pane – Navigate Diff editor changes quickly with F7, displayed in patch format.
  • Angular debugging recipe – Debug your Angular client in VS Code.
  • Better screen reader support – Aria properties to better present list and drop-down items
  • Preview: 64 bit Windows build – Try out the Windows 64 bit version (Insiders build).
  • Preview: Multi-root workspaces – Open multiple projects in the same editor (Insiders build).

Download / Install VS Code in Ubuntu:

Visual Studio Code is available as Snap app for Ubuntu Linux, though it’s version 1.13.1 at the moment of writing.

Also the official .deb installer is available for download at the link below:

VS Code Download Page

Download the .deb package and click install via Ubuntu Software or Gdebi package manager.

Add Visual Studio repository:

For those who want to add VS code Linux repository so to receive updates via Software Updater along with other system updates:

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “terminal” from app launcher. When it opens, 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. Then download and install the key (need curl installed) via 2 commands:

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

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