Being a programmer you have to work across operating systems and programming languages so have to get familiar with code editors which can give you valuable help like code IntelliSense, Syntax Highlighting and code source control so in past you had to learn different IDE like Visual Studio, NetBeans, Pycharm, etc. to work in each programming language to in order to get it done. Well that was a thing of past Microsoft Launch its most ambitious and simplistic Source Code Editor Visual Studio Code an open-source and platform independent source code editor developed by Microsoft. It means you can use it either on windows, Linux or macOS.
In this article we will guide you how to install visual studio code on Ubuntu 18.04. We can install visual studio code on Ubuntu by different ways lets discuss each method step-wise.
Method 1. Using the .deb installation files
Step 1: Download .deb file for visual studio code from here
Step 2: Save downloaded .deb file in downloads folder
Step 3: Now Open Terminal and Go to Download folder via commands below
Step 4: Now Run this command
it will take some time and visual studio code will be installed.
Method 2. From Ubuntu Software Repository
You can also download visual studio code in ubuntu without using terminal or commands.
Step 1: Go to Ubuntu Software Application
Step 2: Search ‘Visual Studio Code’ in search bar
Step 3: Click on Visual Studio Code Application in search results above and it will open detail page like below.
Step 4: Now Click on ‘install’ button a permission prompt will ask for User Password. Enter pass word and click authenticate button
You will see installation will be started with a progress bar indicating remaining time
Once it will be completed you will see Launch Button.
so you can see there are two different methods to install visual studio code on Ubuntu. If you are a command line guru you will prefer first method but if you are more like a windows User and has little knowledge of commands you can use the later method.