Visual Studio Code

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Visual Studio Code
Source code editor written on Electron framework

Visual Studio Code is a free software source code editor developed by Microsoft. It includes support for debugging, embedded Git control, syntax highlighting, intelligent code completion, snippets, and code refactoring. It is also customizable, so users can change the editor's theme, keyboard shortcuts, and preferences.

Visual Studio Code is based on Electron, a framework which is used to deploy Node.js applications for the desktop running on Blink layout engine. Although it also uses the Electron framework, the software is not a fork of Atom.

Warning: By default, Visual Studio Code will send “anonymous” usage data to Microsoft. To change this, go to File > Preferences > User Settings and add the following two lines. "telemetry.enableCrashReporter": false "telemetry.enableTelemetry": false

Warning: version on (official download link) is *proprietary* (see In order to get free version it is necessary to build it from the source code (or use Flathub OSS version - com.visualstudio.code.oss)



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Required to buildNode.JS v4
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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 22 April 2016.


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