Join Joe Marini for an in-depth discussion in this video Installing Visual Studio (VS) Code, part of Visual Studio Code for Web Developers.
- [Instructor] Visual Studio Code can be installed directly from its website, which I have loaded here in the browser. The application is available for Mac, Windows, and yes, even Linux. In this case, I'm using the Mac version, but you should go ahead and download the version that's appropriate for your computer. Once you have the app downloaded, you'll need to run the installer for that platform. Now, I've already done that for my Mac. So to start the application, you can either double click on the app icon, or you can navigate to a folder in the terminal and type the command code followed by a period to indicate that you want to use the current folder as a project.
And this is automatically set up for you when you install the app on Windows or Linux, but you need to manually enable this on the Mac. So let's open the Code app and then we're going to run the shell command to make this work. So once Code starts, type cmd + shift + p and then type the word shell in the command palette. Now again, you'll only need to do this on the Mac. So choose the install code command in PATH option, and then click OK.
You may have to authenticate. Now once you've done that, you can start Code from the command line. So let's try that out. I'm going to quit the Code app, open the terminal window, and I'm going to navigate to my exercise files folder on my desktop. And once I'm there, I'm going to type the word code followed by a period. And you can see that the VS Code app starts up and it uses the current directory as a project.
So now that we have VS Code properly installed and ready, we can get on with the rest of the course.
Joe Marini kicks off the course by taking you through the app's user interface, and showing how to work with its basic editing features. Next, Joe demonstrates how to customize VS Code by configuring preferences, setting your own keyboard shortcuts, and working with snippets. He also explains how to maximize your productivity by installing and managing extensions from the Visual Studio Marketplace. Plus, he discusses how VS Code works with folders and collections of files, helps you understand the IntelliSense feature, and dives into the app's advanced code editing features, such as automatic formatting.
- Installing Visual Studio Code
- The VS Code UI
- Understand how VS Code works with built-in Git integration
- Customizing VS Code
- Configuring preferences
- Setting keyboard shortcuts
- Using extensions
- Working with snippets
- Using VS Code to edit different parts of the same file
- Using multiple selections
- Understanding how VS Code works with JSON files