VS Code 1.23 Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu 18.04

Last updated: May 5, 2018

Visual Studio Code IDE

Visual Studio Code IDE 1.23 was released a day ago. This new release focuses on API work to support extension authors as well as plenty of updates.

VS Code 1.23 release highlights:

  • VS Code can now highlight the active indent guide
  • Run Code Actions on save
  • NPM script explorer – Quickly find, run, and debug NPM scripts in your project.
  • Problems view filtering – Choose which files will display errors and warnings.
  • Middle mouse button column selection – Middle mouse button with drag for fast column selection.
  • CSS region folding – Create regions in your CSS/SCSS/Less code for helpful code folding.
  • Improved CSS new property support – Smart suggestions for CSS experimental properties.
  • Markdown header search – Search for Markdown headers across your entire workspace.
  • Custom Activity Bar views – Extension authors can create their own Activity Bar items.
  • New deploy website tutorial – Learn how to deploy a static website to Azure Storage.

How to Install VS Code 1.23 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

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.


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One response to VS Code 1.23 Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu 18.04

  1. Hi Ji m,
    My name is Marco, I am a Ubuntu user from Brazil. This post about VSCode update configuration was very very useful.
    Thanks for sharing your experience with us !