How To Install or Run Visual Studio Code: 2 Ways on Window and Ubuntu

In this post, I’m going to show you how to install visual studio code on Ubuntu and Windows.

Within a span of 5 years, Visual Studio Code has come from unknown to the most popular editor of all time According to Stack overflow. It has taken over other popular code editors like IntelliJ, Sublime Text, and others to be number one.

It is also the most preferred editor for beginners because of its ease of use.

This editor has some great features that you can only find in big editors like IntelliJ IDEA or Visual Studio. These features include code intelligent code auto-completion, quick debugging, and an extremely user-friendly interface just to name a few.

The other thing that makes this editor preferred by a lot of people is that it is lightweight, faster, and universal (it runs on major OSes that as Windows, Mac, and Linux). The other feature that I personally like about his editor is that is also portable you can run it on a USB stick.

Ooh. Now let’s dive into how to install visual studio code on Ubuntu and Windows

1). Download and Run

In this method, we only download and run our visual studio code file and run it directly.

Here is how…

Go to the Visual Studio Code website, and click downloads. There you will find the files arranged according to your OS preferences, then chose the one that corresponds to your OS.

For this first part, we are going to download the .zip file only, for your system.

Hey, choose the one which is indicated to run on your system. After you download this file extract it into your desired folder. Go to the extracted folder (VSCode-Linux-x64) and find the file named code.

Then open the folder in the terminal, by right-clicking in the folder and you will get the option to open it in the terminal, then click the option ‘open in terminal’.

After that is done now run the following in the terminal

“./code“

This is enough, it will open Visual Studio Code. There you go start coding choose your favorite language. For the case of windows double click the code.exe and then it will run smoothly and easily right?

2). Download and install.

This method is so far the easiest of all. All you have to do is to download the .deb file for Ubuntu and the installer for Windows mostly a .exe file. After you downloaded this file just double-click the file and follow the instruction for the Windows system.

For Ubuntu, you also double-click the downloaded .deb file and it will open Ubuntu software application. Which will take a few seconds and then prompt you to input your system password to continue. After that, your Visual Studio Code will be installed into your system.

You can now find the installed Visual Studio Code, by searching on your computer.

Hey thank you for coming by. Go and start your project happy codding.

I love coding and writing
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