At this year’s Connect();,Nov. 18-19, Microsoft announced number of innovations around Microsoft developer tools. Microsoft released Visual Studio Code beta as an open source project, available on GitHub. The new beta version of the cross-platform code editor, which has already been downloaded more than 1 million times in preview, includes a new extension model for Visual Studio Code with a gallery of extensions for additional features, themes and language support.
Visual Studio Code beta release. In this beta of Visual Studio Code we have done the following:
- Added extensibility support to VS Code and released a set of guidelines, samples and tools to support the community in the creation of extensions.
- Launched an in product and web based extension gallery for VS Code allowing you to discover and install extensions.
- Worked with the community to deliver more than 60 new extensions for VS Code spanning: languages, linters, color themes, snippets, debuggers and more.
- Pushed the VS Code source repository to a new public GitHub repository and made VS Code an open source project
To find out more about the VS Code announcements visit the VS Code blog.