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Thursday 30 April 2015

Visual Studio Code - A Free Cross-Platform Code Editor For OS X, Linux And Windows

Scott Guthrie, Microsoft's executive vice-president of cloud and enterprise introduced Visual Studio Code at Microsoft Build 2015 conference held on Wednesday. Visual Studio Code is the first code editor and first cross-platform development tool supported by the OSX, Linux and Windows in the Visual Studio Family. Visual Studio Code provide built-in support for ASP.NET 5 development with C#, Node.js as well as for web technologies such as HTML, CSS, Less, SASS and JSON etc.

Installation Procedure:
Go to and Click on Code for Windows button.
Visual Studio Code Install
or Go to and Click on Download Code button.
Visual Studio Code Install
Select operating system/platform on which you want to install (Code is free and available on Linux, Mac OSX and Windows). I am going to install it on my Windows 8 Operating System.
Visual Studio Code Install
After Downloading VSCodeSetup.exe (58 MB approx), Double click on setup. It will hardly take 1 minute to complete the installation.
Visual Studio Code Setup file

Visual Studio Code Splash Screen
Installation Completed Successfully. We are ready to explore its cool feature.
Visual Studio Code Main Screen
User Interface of VSCode is divided into 4 areas:
1. Editor
2. Sidebar
3. Statusbar
4. Viewbar

Visual Studio Code UI

1. Command Palette:
With the help of Command Palette, you can access all the functionality of VSCode. Press Ctrl+Shift+P or F1 to open the Command Palette.
Visual Studio Code command palette
2. Multi-Cursor:
VSCode has support for Multiple cursors. You can edit the same file at multiple places by pressing Alt+Click which will add another cursor(much Similar to the Sublime Editor).
Visual Studio Code multi-cursor
3. IntelliSense and Syntax coloring:
Visual Studio Code features
4. Debugging, Themes Customization and lots of other features
Visual Studio Code Theme

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