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:
- Preserve case for global search and replace – Keep letter casing across multi-file search/replace.
- Settings editor string array validation – Checks min, max, enum values, and glob patterns.
- Adjust cursor surrounding lines – Keep your cursor centered in the editor.
- Copy and revert in the diff editor – Easily copy or restore deleted content.
- Go to Line supports negative line numbers – Quickly jump to the end of a file.
- MDN Reference link for HTML and CSS – Links to MDN documentation directly from IntelliSense.
- Add missing await Quick Fix – Find overlooked awaits in asynchronous code.
- Debugging data breakpoints – Debugger breaks when tracked values change.
- VS Code icon repository – Official product icons available for extension authors.
- Alpine Linux distro support – Both for the Remote WSL and Containers extensions.