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Getting Started

Visual Studio Code is a lightweight but powerful source code editor which runs on your desktop and is available for Windows, macOS and Linux. It comes with built-in support for JavaScript, TypeScript and Node.js and has a rich ecosystem of extensions for other languages (such as C++, C#, Python, PHP, Go) and runtimes (such as .NET and Unity). Begin your journey with VS Code with these introductory videos.

Visual Studio Code in Action

Top Extensions

Enable additional languages, themes, debuggers, commands, and more. VS Code's growing community shares their secret sauce to improve your workflow.

See more in the Marketplace

First Steps

To get the most out of Visual Studio Code, start by reviewing a few introductory topics:

Intro Videos - Begin your journey with VS Code through these introductory videos.

Setup - Install VS Code for your platform and configure the tool set for your development needs.

The Basics - Introduction to the basic UI, commands, and features of the VS Code editor.

Settings - Customize VS Code for how you like to work.

Languages - Learn about VS Code's support for your favorite programming languages.

Node.js - This tutorial gets you quickly running and debugging a Node.js web app.

Why VS Code? - Read about the design philosophy and architecture of VS Code.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Increase your productivity with VS Code's keyboard shortcuts.

Keyboard Shortcut Reference Sheet - Learn the commonly used keyboard shortcuts.

Keymap Extensions - Change VS Code's keyboard shortcuts to match another editor.

Customize Keyboard Shortcuts - Modify the default keyboard shortcuts.

Downloads

Download VS Code - Quickly find the appropriate install for your platform (Windows, macOS and Linux).

Privacy

By default, VS Code auto-updates to new versions, and collects usage data and crash report information. You may opt out of these defaults by disabling them as instructed below: