Sunday, December 17, 2017

How to install Visual Studio Code 1.19 on Ubuntu 17.04, 17.10

  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 1.19 release highlights:
  • Performance - Faster startup and other performance improvements.
  • Serviceability/Diagnostics - New VS Code diagnostics, logging, and extension monitoring.
  • Smarter IntelliSense - IntelliSense remembers your previous suggestion choices.
  • Better Tab layout - Tabbed headers can scale to fit the available space.
  • Git side-by-side image diff - Git source control provider can display image changes side by side.
  • Pipe output into VS Code - Easily view terminal output in a VS Code editor.
  • New debugging recipes - Learn how to debug Next.js, Meteor projects and applications using the nodemon utility.
  • Workbench - Compare your active file to the Clipboard contents.
  • Editor - Folding improvements, interval line numbers, support macOS global Clipboard.
  • Languages - TypeScript 2.6.2, JSX fragment syntax, new JSON with comments mode.
  • Debugging - Undefine env variables per session, better VARIABLES rendering.
  • Extensions - Choose which extensions are active in your workspaces.
  • Extension Authoring - Pre-release extension support, yo code can enable TSLint and checkJS.
  • See announcement for details

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] stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vscode.list'

$ curl | gpg --dearmor > microsoft.gpg

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

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