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1. Download Visual Studio Code for Windows.
2. To launch the setup process, double-click VSCodeSetup.exe.

By default, Visual Studio Code is installed in the “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft VS Code” folder location (for a 64-bit machine). The setup process should only take about a minute.

Note: .NET Framework 4.5 is required for Visual Studio Code. If you are using Windows 7, please ensure .NET Framework 4.5 is installed.

Mac OS X

1. Download Visual Studio Code for Mac OS X.
2. Double-click on the downloaded archive to expand the contents.
3. Drag Visual Studio to the Applications folder, making it available in the Launchpad.
4. Add Visual Studio Code to your Dock by right-clicking on the icon, and choosing Options > Keep in Dock.


Download Visual Studio Code for your distribution:

  • .deb for Debian-based distributions such as Ubuntu
  • .rpm for Red Hat-based distributions, such as Fedora or CentOS

Install the package through a graphical user interface package manager by double-clicking on the package file, or through the command line:

bash # For .deb sudo dpkg -i.deb
# For .rpm (Fedora 21 and below) sudo yum install.rpm
# For .rpm (Fedora 22 and above) sudo dnf install.rpm

Visual Studio Code should now be available to run through the launcher or the command line by running code.

Tip: Run code in any folder to start editing files in that folder.

notes/tools/visualstudiocode.txt · Last modified: 2020/09/23 by leszek