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Visual Studio Code 1.25.1  Pick    

Size:   38.6MB

License:   FREEWARE

Publisher:  Publisher | Listed Programs

Release Date:   2018-07-13  | Changelog

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OS:  Windows 7/8/8.1/10 (32-Bit/64-Bit)

Downloads:   3046

Popularity:   Popularity:0/10


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Reviewed on November 16, 2017

Powerful yet lightweight, Visual Studio Code is a source code editor that runs on your desktop. It has built-in JavaScript, TypeScript and Node.js support, and extensions for C++, C#, PHP and other languages.

The highly intuitive user interface is based on an Explorer format. All accessible files and folders are listed in a sidebar on the left, and the editor pane is in the larger right-hand area. This will accommodate up to three windows opened side-by-side. Select Explorer from the listed views upon launching the editor, then navigate to a file to view and edit its content in the edit window.

In addition to the sidebar and editor pane, the interface has three other areas as well as a menu bar. The status bar for information on the currently open project is positioned under the edit window, the activity bar of icons for switching between views is found to the left of the sidebar, and the pane for debug information, errors, etc. is conveniently beneath the status bar. The sidebar and debugging panel can be resized to provide a larger editing window(s).

Visual Studio Code is comprised of four modules which are accessed, along with the Explorer, from the sidebar.

IntelliSense

An extra-intelligent syntax highlighting and auto-completion tool which suggests completions based on function definitions, variable types, and imported modules. Visual Studio Code IntelliSense supports JavaScript, TypeScript, JSON, HTML, CSS, and word-based completions for any programming language and installed language extension.

Debugging

Launch or attach to running apps to debug code right in the editor to debug with an interactive console. There is built-in debugging support for Node.js runtime, both JavaScript, TypeScript can be debugged, and other language extensions are available.

Built-in Git

Git can be incorporated to review diffs and stage files and commits from the editor. Built right into Visual Studio Code, it is especially useful for tracking version control when working on team projects.

Extensions

Fully tested third-party extensions and runtimes - new languages, themes, debuggers and other services can all be configured to customize the program. They run under separate processes and will not slow the editor down.

Features are available depending on the language in use. Some must be accessed specifically via the command palette which can be accessed by right-clicking the folder in use or the keyboard short-cut which can be customized in user preferences. Overall, however, everything you're likely to need is highly visible and easy to use.

There are different themes available, and shortcuts can be customized. In fact, nearly every part of editor, interface, and the various functions can be configured for the maximum satisfaction of the user.

Visual Studio code is open source and free to download. System requirements are Windows 7 and higher - 32-bit and 64-bit - and .NET Framework 4.5.2 with 1.6 GHz or faster processor and 1 GB of RAM.

Once downloaded and installed, getting an overview of the program is as simple as opening the Welcome Page which, like everything else involved, is highly comprehensive. There are in-depth guides to all the features, the modules, and available add-ons. Additionally, the Visual Studio Code YouTube channel contains tutorial videos to fully explain how to download, configure and use the free source code editor.

Software Product Description

Write, edit and debug code.
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