Visual Studio Code is a new type of tool that combines the simplicity of a code editor with what developers need for their core edit-build-debug cycle. Code provides comprehensive editing and debugging support, an extensibility model, and lightweight integration with existing tools.
VS Code is updated monthly with new features and bug fixes. You can download it for Windows, macOS, and Linux on VS Code’s website. To get the latest releases every day, you can install the Insiders version of VS Code. This builds from the master branch and is updated at least daily.
There are a number of updates in this version that we hope you will like, some of the key highlights include:
- Rename preview – See pending renames in a diff view and easily accept or reject changes.
- Open editors limit – Set the maximum number of editors open at one time.
- Panel placement – Move the panel (Output, Terminal) to the left, right, or below the editor.
- Folded code highlighting – Quickly find folded regions with new background highlight.
- Debug Console improvements – Syntax highlighting, bracket matching, input history.
- Define global tasks – Per user tasks can be used across all your folders and workspaces.
- Java extension updates – Java support for Data Breakpoints and Call Hierarchy view.
- Remote Development – New Forwarded Ports view for mapping SSH and Containers ports.
- New Containers tutorials – Learn how to create and deploy Docker containers.
- Preview features – First looks at the Timeline view, Search editor, semantic highlighting, and more.