Visual Studio Code Tips

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Visual Studio Code is a free and open source multi-platform software application that is used by programmers of all levels. Its name is often shortened to VS Code.

Note that "Visual Studio Code" is an editor while "Visual Studio" is an IDE. Both are Microsoft products.

VS Code features include debugging, syntax highlighting, intelligent code completion, snippets and code refactoring for many computer languages.

It also features an integrated terminal and embedded Git version control.

It is made with the Electron Framework (which is developed and maintained by GitHub)

Visual Studio Code is installed on our Ubuntu Workstation.


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Links to other sites (external links):

Introductory Videos
Visual Studio Code Wiki


Links to other sites (external links):

Keyboard shortcut cheat sheets for all platforms
Tips and Tricks
VS Code tips — Do not disturb mode
VS Code Tips -- 476 videos(!) from Code 2020

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See Also

Links to other PPM Wiki pages (internal links):

GitHub Tips
Raspberry Pi
Adobe Dreamweaver Tips

Curated Extensions

GitHub Copilot -- code suggestions from comments
Luna Paint -- Raster Image Editor
Code Spell Check -- spell checking as you type

Curated Links

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Product Home Page

Other Fun Stuff

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Yak Shaving (on Wikipedia)

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