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Install the Coding Pack for Java which includes VS Code, the Java Development Kit (JDK), and other essential Java extensions.

Coding Pack for Java (Windows) Download for Windows Coding Pack for Java (macOS) Download for macOS


Install the .NET Coding pack to set up a full development environment with VS Code, C#, F#, and .NET Interactive notebooks.

Coding Pack for .NET (Windows) Download for Windows Coding Pack for .NET (macOS) Download for macOS


Coding in JavaScript, C/C++, HTML/CSS, or something else? Download VS Code on any platform and choose your favorite extensions.

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Teach and collaborate remotely with Live Share

  • Edit and debug your code with others in real-time
  • Use the chat and call features to ask questions or discuss ideas together
  • Invite multiple people to join your coding session and write code together

Learn more about the Live Share extension

Learn at your own pace

Learn at your own pace.

  • Inline code suggestions and debugger help you fix errors
  • Make it yours with favorite color themes, fonts, and icons
  • Automate simple tasks once you’ve got the basics down

Set yourself up for success

  • Prep for your career with the most popular coding editor
  • Side-by-side view shows your coding progress over time
  • Post your work on GitHub to show the tech community what you can do