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Microsoft Visual Studio Code

Overview

What is Microsoft Visual Studio Code?

Microsoft offers Visual Studio Code, a text editor that supports code editing, debugging, IntelliSense syntax highlighting, and other features.

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Recent Reviews

One of the best code editors

8 out of 10
January 17, 2023
Visual Studio Code has been really helpful to me, allowing me to utilize my time more effectively and accomplish the task, more thanks to …
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Awesome IDE for Developers

8 out of 10
December 15, 2022
Visual Code Studio is used in my organization for development operations like coding, debugging, sharing code, using git clone thorough …
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VS Code - You will love it

10 out of 10
April 30, 2022
1. Writing day-to-day code 2. running and debugging my Flutter apps 3. Write Test code for my projects 4. Access remote host via pem file …
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What is Microsoft Visual Studio Code?

Microsoft offers Visual Studio Code, a text editor that supports code editing, debugging, IntelliSense syntax highlighting, and other features.

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  • No setup fee

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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

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Product Details

What is Microsoft Visual Studio Code?

Microsoft Visual Studio Code Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Microsoft offers Visual Studio Code, a text editor that supports code editing, debugging, IntelliSense syntax highlighting, and other features.

Microsoft Visual Studio Code starts at $0.

Reviewers rate Usability highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of Microsoft Visual Studio Code are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Ease to use
  • Light weight take less time to start ide
  • Wide verities of extensions.
  • Ease to connect with repositories
  • Dubugger is complex based on applications
  • Some time exteions works very weard
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Shows error while writing code.
  • Provide Terminal to run the code
  • Various package available
  • Different languages supports like python, java, c, c++.
  • supports different technology
  • split view
  • git integration
  • provide instruction on each piece of code
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Robust plugin architecture replete with fantastic add-ons that make developer life delightful.
  • Integrated Terminal window allows you to stay in one application to perform most required tasks.
  • Customization options are robust. It is easy to modify VS Code to your own specifications.
  • It's free! Hard to believe such a well made, well maintained, robust software is a free download.
  • Command+P/Command+Shift+P key commands will improve your workflow dramatically.
  • Inconsistent methods to change settings. Sometimes must be done in the JSON file. Sometimes in the UI.
  • Application error messages sometime appear without enough information to resolve them.
  • Does not have built in functionality to display SVG file preview.
Greg Garnhart | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It's insanely stable. I used to have problems with Atom (to be fair this was over 2 years ago) so I made the switch. Since, I can count the amount of times VS Code has crashed on one hand.
  • It's lightweight and acts like it too. It's boot time is very quick.
  • The support online is good - a lot of tutorials use it, so it's easy to follow along with.
  • Debugging can be confusing depending on the language!
Bimal Subedi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Checks error while writing codes
  • Provides great Extensions so that it can support almost any language
  • Git and Github implementaion can be done easily
  • Newly added Gihub Copilot crashes a lot.
  • It would be better if php and python deployment was made easier.
  • Searching for settings is a bit complicated.
ANurag Tamrakar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It helps us write code without errors.
  • It also helps us with building and testing code on the fly and deploying code locally.
  • It's better than any other paid or free IDE/Text Editor.
  • I didn't find any problem with using VSCode.
  • Yes, there were some bug in the previous release, but now those are fixed.
Tao Mihiranga | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • According to me, auto save function is a one of the best feature in VS Code.
  • A lot of extensions provide by VS Code. It's made our code very smooth and more powerful.
  • It is very configurable and can use many predefined actions.
  • Debugging supporter AI should be more improved.
  • Hard to change setting on VS Code. so that should be more user-friendly
  • Sometimes VS Code gets high CPU usage for running. so, the machine freezes sometimes.
Satbir Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Support for multiple programming languages with Intelli-Sense
  • Availability of extensions and support (Live Server, CSS Peek, Prettier and many others)
  • Free of cost
  • Built-in code formatting would be appreciated (just like Prettier - Code formatter)
  • A virtual device emulation in side panel for seeing output of code will be great
  • Needs a built in DB support jut like in XAMPP
Tim Hardy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Manages SPA applications well by responding to changes on the file system, such as those made by "ng serve".
  • Manages any npm-based application by responding to changes made by "npm install".
  • Highly pluggable architecture allows the Developer to configure their environment however they like.
  • I would like there to be a more "out of the box" default configurations for Angular projects. By default, Visual Studio Code does not honor tslint suggestions in Angular projects, and it creates friction between devs who are set up to honor Angular's tslint guidelines and newer developers who are not. Just a single choice to "configure for Angular" would be great.
  • I would also like to be able to use the Visual Studio Code as a "git merge tool" to handle merge conflicts. You currently can't do that in VS Code.
  • I'd like to be able to pin tabs like I can in Visual Studio, so I can keep certain files always open.
Apurv Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Excellent customization available for Text Editor, Keyboard shortcuts, Syntax highlighting and Workspace view.
  • Lots of Extensions available for different languages which make code even more versatile.
  • The debugging tools are really matured and help to put breakpoints, conditional breakpoints, local variables view, class variable view, immediate resolution of expressions, and call stack for function call. It also supports multi-threaded debugging as well.
  • It is light weight and efficiently manages big workspaces even with machines with lower configurations.
  • Direct support of major repositories make the code management much easier.
  • Multiple workspaces can be operated in parallel.
  • Setting interface is bit complex. It should be way more simpler as compared to the current one.
  • The plugins needs to reviewed more. Few plugins causes the VS Code to hang/crash.
  • Sometimes Auto suggestion and Syntax highlighting makes VS Code sluggish.
Moris Mendez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Code analysis of applications or systems already implemented is of great help to detect syntax errors or functions that are obsolete
  • The automatic linking of functions or procedures installed in programming blocks is fantastic, since we must not remember the address or the name of the file where the definition of the function or procedure is.
  • The customization of the entire environment provides accelerated productivity by being able to choose the extensions or plugins that best suit our development pace
  • The customization of key combinations should be more accessible and easier to change
  • The auxiliary panels could be minimized or as floating tabs which are displayed when you click on them
  • A monitoring panel of resources used by Microsoft Visual Studio Code or plugins and extensions would help a lot to be able to detect any malfunction of these
Mark Orlando | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Lightening fast UI.
  • Very easy to prototype individual components and later roll those up into larger ones.
  • Vast array of free add-ons available from the public.
  • Easy integration with Git.
  • Easy to learn what monthly updates were delivered.
  • Lack of button bar like ones found in Visual Studio.
  • Lack of integrated help that could link to YouTube, Channel 9, or other Microsoft videos on how to learn about features.
  • Integration with Team Foundation Server.
  • Would like to see it having some sort of integration into a Web API testing harness.
Jude Allred | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Very accessible -- it's compatible with all platforms and environments, free to install, and fast to open
  • Strong native support for many languages, and very strong extensibility to provide advanced language features
  • Git integration is top-notch, often displaying a better history, diff, and merge interface that is otherwise available in version control systems
  • It's a fantastic generalist product and the only areas where it falls short are when its ecosystem of extensions aren't widely available for unpopular languages... but even in those cases its basic text editing abilities are so strong that it remains compellingly useful.
  • If you're using a legacy version control system, VS Code won't have native integrations out of the box... but there will be extensions for them.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Free, quick and easy to install
  • Extensive plugin ecosystem and support
  • Extensible in configuration and personalisation
  • Personal settings can easily be synced to a personal or group source code management platform
  • Intuitive to use
  • Some plugins can be inconsistent in quality
  • Performance can be affected with many plugins running (especially linting or hinting)
  • Can be a bit of a "one size fits all" rather than specialised
Tharsanan Kurukulasingam | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • A lot of plugins available to try out based on your need.
  • Simple and light weight. It wont eat up your machine power.
  • I personally like the UI its simple and easy to use.
  • I am trying to find a good Intelli-Sence plugin for auto-completion and autosuggestion but I have not found a good one yet.
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