VSCode Guide

VSCode (Visual Studio Code) is a powerful programming IDE developed by Microsoft. It is free software and is available on Windows, Linux and Mac.


On Windows install from Microsoft Store and on Linux install from store or package manager. I use the Snap package on Kubuntu.

Launching from Command Line

In most cases you will want to open an entire folder or project in VSCode. To open a folder from the command line use the following once you are in the desired directory:

code .

Note the VSCode will run in a new process so that it doesn’t hang the current terminal window.

Shortcut Keys

Extensions: Ctrl + Shift + x

Preferences: Ctrl + Shift + p