Introducing Visual Studio Code!

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Installation Begins

A new choice of code editor, Visual Studio Code, where one can build and debug modern web and cloud applications. It is free and available for – Linux (I find this a good reason for mine to give Linux a try as well:)), Mac OSX, and Windows. Visual Studio Code is the first code editor, and first cross-platform development tool – supporting OSX, Linux, and Windows – in the Visual Studio family.

Get yourself started here: https://code.visualstudio.com

 

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First Start!

 

Here are the features that made me feel like I should switch to it from Sublime Text  as my basic Text Editor:

  • Fast Code Editor
  • Navigation Sidebar
  • Syntax highlighting
  • Always-On Intellisense
  • Code Refactoring
  • Great tooling support for C#, ASP.NET,Node.JS, HTML, CSS, LESS, SASS, and JSON etc.
  • Easy Integration with Package Managers and Repositories (It understands git!)

The editor is composed of a faster version of an HTML-based editor that has powered the “Monaco” cloud editor, Internet Explorer’s F12 Tools, and other projects. So you can just hit F12 and you a full blown Google Chrome kind of Developer Tools that is readily available for you just in case you need to inspect some element of check for any error in console.

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Google Chrome like Developer Tools console

 

Nice Find/Replace window:

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It also offers you git features when you open a folder with git configuration available or simply, a git repository!

If you like Auto save feature of the code editors, you’re gonna love it 🙂

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Offers Auto Save feature!

 

 

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Command palette has all the relevant commands available to use

 

Current Version Info:

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Current Version Information!

Beyond that, Intellisense works just great.  Will be sharing more details on usage soon!

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