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 significant updates in this version that we hope you will like, some of the key highlights include:
- Preview and apply color themes – Install and apply new theme extensions without reloading.
- Keyboard shortcuts editor improvements – Modify keybinding ‘when’ conditions in the editor.
- Problems panel hover commands – Apply Quick Fixes or open a Peek window directly from hovers.
- Preferred Code Actions – Preferred (mostly likely) Code Actions support auto fixing common issues.
- Debug Console customization – Modify font size, font family, and line height of the Debug Console.
- Better IntelliSense for ARIA attributes – More detailed descriptions for HTML accessibility attributes.
- Vue.js interpolations IntelliSense – The Vetur extension now supports smart completions in Vue.js interpolations.
- New “Bundling Extensions” topic – Use webpack to improve your extension’s load time.