Microsoft has released an update to Visual Studio Code, its open-source code editor for Windows, macOS and Linux.
Visual Studio Code 1.14 is a sizeable update to the Electron-based editor, and adds a slate of new features, various stability and usability improvements, plus a welcome dose of bug fixes.
Selection has been re-implemented in the integrated Terminal. You can now select and copy text from more than one page of the terminal. There’s also a new Select All command and basic find functionality, plus and smarter selection of URLs.
The Command Palette is now able to show the last typed input when reopened, and a (configurable) list of the most recently used (MRU) commands persists between sessions.
Other highlights in this release:
- Emmet abbreviation enhancements
- New Diff review pane
- Angular debugging recipe
- Minimap can be set to always show
- New Debug API
- Ships with TypeScript 2.4.1
- Git improvements
See the full release announcement for a wealth of additional context, background and detail on these and other new features in this release.
Install Visual Studio Code 1.14 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS+
Visual Studio Code is a free download available for Windows, macOS and Linux (including Ubuntu) direct from the VS Code website:
You can also add the official Visual Studio Code repository to your software sources to receive the latest (and future) updates via Software Updater. This repo is added automatically when you use the official installer (above) but you can also add it manually:
First download the Microsoft repo security key:
curl https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc | gpg --dearmor > microsoft.gpg
Add it your system:
sudo mv microsoft.gpg /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/microsoft.gpg
Then, add the VS Code repo:
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/vscode stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vscode.list'
And, finally, install VS Code:
sudo apt update && sudo apt install code
Once the app is installed you can launch it from the Unity Dash, GNOME Activities, or whatever app launcher/menu your desktop uses.
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