Visual Studio Code
Initial releaseApril 29, 2015; 9 years ago (2015-04-29)
Stable releaseThis template is not used anymore. The latest stable and pre-release versions are maintained in Wikidata and they appear automatically in the main article for Visual Studio Code.
Preview release
0.8 / 10 September 2015; 8 years ago (2015-09-10)[1]
Operating systemWindows 7 or later, OS X 10.8 or later, Linux
PlatformIA-32, x64
Size58 MB
Available inEnglish
TypeSource code editor, debugger

Visual Studio Code is a source code editor for Windows, Linux and OS X.[3] It includes support for debugging, embedded Git Control, rich development experiences such as intelligent code completion (also known as IntelliSense), and other features. It is also customizable, which means that users can change the editor's theme, change the editor's keyboard shortcuts, change the editor's preferences, and others. It is not yet known if users can extend the editor by developing extensions like in Visual Studio. It is developed by Microsoft and is available for free. It is currently in public preview.

Visual Studio Code is based on Electron, a piece of software that is based on Chromium, which is used to deploy io.js applications for the desktop. Visual Studio Code uses the Blink layout engine to render the interface.[4]


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Visual Studio Code was announced, and a preview was released, on April 29, 2015 by Microsoft at the 2015 Build conference.Cite error: The <ref> tag has too many names (see the help page).

Language support

The table below provides a brief description of the features various languages have in Visual Studio Code.[5]

Features Languages
Syntax coloring, bracket matching Batch, C++, Clojure, CoffeeScript, DockerFile, F#, Go, Jade, Java, HandleBars, Ini, Lua, Makefile, Markdown, Objective-C, Perl, PHP, PowerShell, Python, R, Razor, Ruby, Rust, SQL, Visual Basic, XML
IntelliSense, linting, outline CSS, HTML, JavaScript, JSON, Less, Sass
Refactoring, find all references C#, TypeScript


  1. ^ "Release Notes". Microsoft. 10 September 2015.
  3. ^ Lardinois, Frederic (April 29, 2015). "Microsoft Launches Visual Studio Code, A Free Cross-Platform Code Editor For OS X, Linux And Windows". TechCrunch.
  4. ^ "Why Visual Studio Code?". Visual Studio Code Docs. Microsoft. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Language Support in Visual Studio Code". Microsoft.