Tuesday, August 22, 2017

How to install Visual Studio Code 1.15 Released on Ubuntu

   Visual Studio Code is a lightweight but powerful source code editor which runs on your desktop and is available for Windows, macOS and Linux. It comes with built-in support for JavaScript, TypeScript and Node.js and has a rich ecosystem of extensions for other languages (such as C++, C#, Python, PHP, Go) and runtimes (such as .NET and Unity).

Visual Studio Code 1.15 release highlights:
  •  Large file support - Improved performance for large files, no size limit on 64-bit machines.
  •  64-bit Windows builds - Use your computer's full address space with the 64-bit builds.
  •  Find in Markdown preview - Full search for Release Notes, Markdown preview, and Extensions.
  •  Auto-indent, Emmet 2.0 on by default - Source code auto-indenting and new Emmet support.
  •  Custom syntax highlighting - Easily adjust editor colors to your liking.
  •  Terminal environment variables - Preconfigure the Integrated Terminal environment.
  •  Color picker UI - Quickly create colors in your CSS, SASS, and Less files.
  •  Loaded Scripts Explorer - Easily review and step through loaded scripts during Node.js debugging.
  •  Markdown preview plugins - Add styles, scripts or plug-ins to Markdown previews.
  •  code.visualstudio.com updates - Tutorials for React, Angular and deploying Node.js to Azure.
  •  Preview: Multi-root workspaces - Settings and debug configurations across multiple projects (Insiders build).
Installation instructions:

    Download .deb package for Debian/Ubuntu at the link below:

 Then install it via command (Ctrl+Alt+T):

$ sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/code_*.deb; sudo apt -f install

   who want to receive updates for VS Code via Software Updater utility, add the Microsoft repository via following steps (64bit only):

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/vscode stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vscode.list'

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

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

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