A very powerful and lightweight source code editor for Windows
- Size: 59 MB
- Version: 1.52.0
- License: Freeware
- Release Date: 11-12-2020
- Operating System: Windows XP and above
Visual Studio Code offers a very intuitive user interface built around the common Explorer format. All the folders and files accessible are listed in a left sidebar, with the editor pane being in the right panel. You can thus have 3 windows open at the same time and arranged side-by-side. After launching the editor, select Explorer and navigate to the file you want to view or edit.
Besides the editor pane and the sidebar, the program’s interface features a menu and 3 more areas. The status bar shows you information on the open project, right under edit window. You then have an activity bar that allows you to switch between views and there is a pane for errors, debug information, and more.
4 modules are available in Visual Studio Code.
You can incorporate Git to see diffs and stage files while committing right from the editor. This is particularly useful when you track version controls as you work on a team project.
You can customize the program with the use of third-party fully tested runtimes and extensions. This includes new debuggers, themes, languages, and more. All of these will run under separate processes. As a result, the editor is not slowed down.
Various features are available based on the used language. You can access some through the command palette (accessible through right clicking the folder used). Basically, everything that you see is visible and very easy to use.
Various themes are available, together with shortcuts that are customizable. Nearly every single part of the editor, interface, and functions can be easily configured so that user satisfaction is increased.
You can use Visual Studio Code for free. It is also available under open source rules.