Visual Studio Code is a source code editor developed by Microsoft for Windows. It includes support for debugging, embedded Git control, syntax highlighting, intelligent code completion, snippets, and code refactoring. You can even add a plugin to enhance the VS Code.
Today here in this article we are going to discuss How to Download and Install Visual Studio Code on Windows 10. The latest version of the Visual Studio Code is 1.41, in this build, there are a number of new updates and features.
Also Read: How To Setup Visual Studio Code For Python
Features of Visual Studio Code:
- Compact folders in Explorer – Single child folders collapsed by default.
- Edit left the side of diff views – You can now edit both files in a different view.
- Update search results while typing – Global search results update while you type.
- Problems panel improvements – Filter by problem type and limit output to the active file.
- Minimap highlights errors and content changes – Quickly locate problems and changes in your file.
- Terminal minimum contrast ratio – Set preferred contrast ratio for increased visibility.
Here you can check what’s new in Visual Studio Code 1.41 build.
Install Studio Code on Windows 10
In this section, we’ll discuss how to download and install the VS Code on Windows. Here we also included a video tutorial, if you find difficulties to follow the steps mentioned below.
Step 1: First of all, we need to download the installer file for Windows operating system. For that visit code.visualstudio.com and download the windows version of Vustua Studio Code or click the download button below.
Note:- Visual Studio Code is also available for other operating systems like MacOS and Linux (Ubuntu, Debian, Red Hate, Fedora).
Step 2: After you have downloaded the installer file open it and accept the licence agreement then click on “Next“.
Step 3: Now select your installation location, where you want to install Visual Studio Code. If you don’t have any good reason to change the installation location then keep it to default.
Step 4: After that select Start Menu Folder and add some additional tasks, “create a desktop icon” and “Add to Path“.
Note:– It is very important to add Visual Studio Code to PATH.
Step 5: Finally you are ready to install the VS Code on Windows 10. Just review all your selections then click on “Install”.
It will take some time to install so wait until the installation completed. After that, you’re ready to use to Visual Studio Code.
How to Add Extension in Visual Studio
Extensions are add-ons that allow you to customize and enhance your experience in Visual Studio Code by adding a new plug-in. An extension can range in all levels of complexity, but its main purpose is to increase your productivity.
Extensions may be controls, samples, templates, tools, or other components that add functionality to Visual Studio Code.
Here are some of the most popular extension for Visual Studio Code.
For example, let me show you how you can add “Python Extension for VS Code“.
To install extensions from within Visual Studio Code:
- Click on Extensions icon or use shortcut key Ctrl + Shift +X, search the extension you want to install. (If you know the name or part of the name of the extension, you can search in the Search window.)
- Select the extension, review its Details, contributions, changelog and more.
- Finally when you’re ready to install the extension click on the “Install Button”.
After installation complete reopen the Visual Studio Code.
Uninstall or Disable an Extension
If you want to stop using an extension, you can either disable it or uninstall it. Disabling an extension keeps it installed but unloaded. Find the extension and click Uninstall or Disable. Restart Visual Studio to unload a disabled extension.