In my view, Visual Studio Code doesn't share much with the standard Visual Studio software, except for the name.
This isn't a bad thing, per se. But don't expect all the features you're used to in Visual Studio.
Getting started is super easy. Open up a command lind, and type:
choco install visualstudiocode
Then navigate to some source code folder (still in command line) and type:
(You may have to restart your command line environment, since chocolatey updates the path environment variable)
I used this on a PHP project. When I opened a php file, Visual Studio Code recognized it a such, and complained that it couldn't find the php executable.
If you are also using PHP, you'll need to go to File->Preferences->Workspace Settings. This will open up a JSON file that you can make changes to. It will probably be just an empty JSON object to start with.
You then have two options:
I opted for #1, since I was just doing some quick hacking on a really simple PHP project.
Easy, peasy. Visual Studio Code doesn't take up much hard drive space; it's quick to install and use. So give it a try today.
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Surgery went well, thanks for asking. Now it's a few more months of rehab and I'll be almost good as new. I'm exercising my copy/paste skills again with this weeks Weekly Concerns link round-up:
That's all for this week.
Matthew D. Groves lives in Central Ohio. He works remotely, loves to code, and is a Microsoft MVP.