Visual Studio Code updated with new features for the Workbench, Extensions, and more

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Microsoft today released a new update for Visual Studio Code. The company is adding a bunch of new features and improvements with the latest update, along the usual bug fixes. The company is adding support for custom File Icon Themes with the latest update, which means you can now apply any icon theme you want. Visual Studio Code comes with 2 icon themes pre-installed, but if you want more, you can easily get them from the Marketplace. Additionally, Microsoft is also introducing suggestions in the Debug Console while typing for Node.js, which can be very useful. Here are some of the other highlights from the update:

  • Workbench: Bring the File Explorer to life with File Icon Themes. VS Code ships with two icon themes with more available on the Marketplace.
  • Debugging: The console [REPL] just got a whole lot more usable with IntelliSense for Node.js as well as a new extension point for other languages to adopt. We also added support for multi-line input.
  • Extensions:
    • You can now quickly see an extension’s contributions (commands, settings, languages). Both for your installed extensions and those on the Marketplace.
    • Sort your Marketplace extension searches by installation count and ratings.
    • Turn on auto update or use Update All for your installed extensions.
  • Editor: New settings to control word wrap and auto save.
  • Quick Open: Performance improvements with Quick Open for large projects.
  • Extension Authoring: Expanded editor command API to support VIM emulation.

You can know more about Visual Studio Code 1.5 here. In case you don’t know, Visual Studio Code is available on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

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