Visual Studio Code 1.18 Released (Howto Install)

Last updated: November 9, 2017

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] 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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