Visual Studio Code 1.20 Released with Great Updates

Last updated: February 8, 2018

Visual Studio Code IDE

Visual Studio Code reached the 1.20 release a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu.

Visual Studio Code 1.20 release highlights:

  • Explorer multi-selection – Perform actions on multiple files at once.
  • Improved Settings search – Easily find the right setting with natural language search.
  • Errors & warnings in Explorer – Quickly navigate to errors in your code base.
  • Save large and protected files – Save Admin protected and >256M files within VS Code.
  • Git submodule support – Perform Git operations on nested Git repositories.
  • Global snippets – Create snippets you can use across all file types.
  • Image preview zoom – Zoom in and out of images with your mouse, scroll wheel or track pad.
  • Terminal screen reader support – Integrated Terminal now has “Screen Reader Optimized” mode
  • Debugging support for multi-root workspaces – Manage configurations across multiple projects.
  • Quick Fix all for JavaScript/TypeScript – Apply the same Quick Fix to all occurrences in a file.
  • New Node.js deployment tutorials – Deploy your Node.js app with Docker or Azure App Service.

How to Install VS Code 1.20 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 (Ctrl+Alt+T):

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/code_*.deb; sudo apt -f install
Visual Studio also available as snap package, you can easily install it via this tutorial.

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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