Requirements for Visual Studio Code


Visual Studio Code is a small download (< 200 MB) and has a disk footprint of < 500 MB. VS Code is lightweight and should easily run on today's hardware.

We recommend:

  • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB of RAM


VS Code is supported on the following platforms:

  • Windows 10 and 11 (64-bit)
  • macOS versions with Apple security update support. This is typically the latest release and the two previous versions.
  • Linux (Debian): Ubuntu Desktop 20.04, Debian 10
  • Linux (Red Hat): Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, Fedora 36

Not supported

  • VS Code does not support application virtualization solutions such as Microsoft App-V or MSIX for Windows, or third-party app virtualization technologies.
  • Running VS Code in a virtual machine environment requires a full operating system.
  • VS Code does not support multiple simultaneous users using the software on the same machine, including shared virtual desktop infrastructure machines or a pooled Windows/Linux Virtual Desktop host pool.
  • Running the full VS Code in Windows/Linux containers is not supported but running with the Dev Containers extension is supported. When using the Dev Containers extension, the VS Code server is running in the container while the VS Code client is on the desktop.

Additional Linux requirements

  • GLIBCXX version 3.4.25 or later
  • GLIBC version 2.28 or later

For a list of currently known issues, see our FAQ.