What is the difference between Visual Studio Code and Visual Studio?
Visual Studio Code is a code editor with support for development operations like debugging, task running, and version control, while Visual Studio is a fully featured IDE (integrated development environment) that can handle more complex workflows.
Is Visual Studio Code free?
Yes, VS Code is free for individual users or for commercial use.
Is VS Code good for beginners?
Yes. VS Code is a great code editor for professionals and beginners that are just starting with software development.
Can I do Python in VS Code?
Can I run VS Code on Windows 7?
No, Visual Studio Code versions starting with 1.71 (August 2022) no longer run on Windows 7. You will need to upgrade to a newer Windows version in order to use VS Code or use other code editors like Sublime Text and Notepad++, which are compatible with Windows 7.
Go beyond syntax highlighting and autocomplete with IntelliSense, which provides smart completions based on variable types, function definitions, and imported modules.
Print statement debugging is a thing of the past
Debug code right from the editor. Launch or attach to your running apps and debug with break points, call stacks, and an interactive console.
Git commands built-in
Working with Git and other SCM providers has never been easier. Review diffs, stage files, and make commits right from the editor. Push and pull from any hosted SCM service.
Extensible and customizable
Want even more features? Install extensions to add new languages, themes, debuggers, and to connect to additional services. Extensions run in separate processes, ensuring they won’t slow down your editor.
- The update addresses these issues.
Welcome to the February 2023 release of Visual Studio Code. There are many updates in this version that we hope you’ll like, some of the key highlights include:
- Profiles – Active profile badge, quickly switch profiles via the Command Palette.
- Accessibility improvements – New audio cues, improved terminal screen reader mode.
- Moveable Explorer view – Place the Explorer in the secondary side bar or a panel.
- Notebook kernel MRU list – Find and select recently used notebook kernels.
- Markdown header link suggestions – Easily link to headers in files across your workspace.
- Remote Development usability – New keyboard shortcut, streamlined remote options list.
- New Git/GitHub topics – Articles for beginner and advanced Git source control users.
- Improved Marketplace search – Better results for multi-word queries.
- Jupyter IPyWidgets 8 support – Use the latest IPyWidgets version in your Jupyter notebooks.
- Python pytest IntelliSense – Completions for pytest fixtures and parameterized arguments.