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.

It has very awesome features like Code Debugging, Git Source Control, Syntax Highlighting, Code IntelliSense is provided for JavaScript, Typescript, JSON, HTML, CSS, SCSS, and Less built in and also have thousands of extensions to extend support to programming languages like php, C# and python. You can read features in details on Visual Studio Code official. According to 2018 Developers survey, visual studio code was ranked 1 in popular development tools.

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

Download VS Code .deb File

Step 2:  Save downloaded .deb file in downloads folder

Save VS Code .deb File

Step 3:  Now Open Terminal and Go to Download folder via commands below

Move to Download Folder

Step 4:  Now Run this command

Install VS Code .deb file Command

it will take some time and visual studio code will be installed.

VSCode Deb File 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

Ubuntu Software Application

Step 2:  Search ‘Visual Studio Code’ in search bar

Search VS Code

Step 3:  Click on Visual Studio Code Application in search results above and it will open detail page like below.

Visual Studio Code App in Ubuntu

Step 4:  Now Click on ‘install’ button a permission prompt will ask for User Password. Enter pass word and click authenticate button

Installation Permission prompt

You will see installation will be started with a progress bar indicating remaining time

VS Code Installing Progress

Once it will be completed you will see Launch Button.

Launch VS Code in Ubuntu



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.


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