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Getting Started with Visual Studio Code

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Abstract

In this post  lets welcome Visual Studio Code a new member of Visual Studio family.

Introduction

Visual Studio Code is a new member of Visual Studio family. In this blog post we will see how to get start with this new guy. In Build2015 , there is a presentation by Scott Hanselman, where he announced the a new tool called Visual Studio Code. Its really great presentation, where he mentioned all about this cool tool.

I can’t stop my self to make a try. So, lets get started:

  • Download Visual Studio Code from here: http://goo.gl/MepeHE
  • This is a cross-platform, so, you can choose whatever platform you want to work

Visual Studio Code

  • I selected Download Code for Windows

installing visual studio code

  • I amazed to see that it installed within not more than two minutes. I liked it.

welcome visual studio code

  • Its having cool welcome screen.
  • Love to see that I can use Scafolding using Yeoman
  • Great, I am ready to start.

Code Example

I just try my existing WebAPI Code. Just select my existing folder by issue File -> Open Folder and I got everything there. It seems me  nearly similar to Notepad++ or Sublime text but I am sure it is much more than just an editor.

visual studio code - launch

It provides me intelisense.

visual studio code intellisense

I can Navigate within files. Need to press Ctrl + O. It remembers me Resharper

visual studio code - Navigate

Additional Tools

Visual Studio Code is having the ability of existing code chain:

  • ASP.NET5
  • NodeJS (with NPM)
  • Yeoman
  • hottowel
  • gulp
  • Express
  • mocha
  • bower
  • Typescript etc.

Important points

  • Visual Studio Code comes as Cross-platform
  • It does not matter whether you work with Windows, Mac or Linux
  • It provides intelligence similar to Visual Studio
  • You can navigate within files in a flavor of Resharper
  • If you dont really have any project setup, you can start with scaffolding using Yeoman

Want to contribute

If you want to contribute or want to add your own idea, post here: http://goo.gl/0qujGQ

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