The tutorial shows you a way to install, set up, and uninstall Visual Studio Code(VSCode) On Windows.

Visual Studio Code is a popular open-source code IDE and editor and it runs and supports all major Operating Systems.

In Windows, These can be installed on 32-bit, 64-bit, and ARM versions.

.NET Framework 4.5.2 is a prerequisite for vscode.

How to install and set up Visual Studio Code on Windows.

Here are the steps required to do the installation.

  • Find the System type of your windows,

    • Right Click on My Computers > Properties > Opens Settings window
    • Click on the About tab on the right side > In the Device Specifications section, It gives the System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor.
  • First, Go to here to download the package.

    • It provides the following
      • user setup: does not require administration permission, installs to Local AppData folder C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Local\Programs\Microsoft VS Code.
      • system setup: requires administration permission, install to program files folder. C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio.
      • zip installer: Custom installation to install in the selected folder
    • Download the 64-bit package, If your machine is 32, please download the 32-bit package.
  • Downloads latest version VSCodeUserSetup-x64-x.xx.x.exe into local download folders, where x.xx.x replaces with the latest version.

  • Click on this file and follow the steps

  • Check on the I accept the agreement, Click on the next button and follow the steps

  • Once all steps are done, It installs on Windows successfully.

  • It installs to default location windows C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio.

How to Run and Open Visual Studio Code from GUI and Windows

You can open it from the GUI or the command line.

GUI Steps:

Select the windows key type “Visual Studio Code” and selects It opens VSCode in windows

Command line or Terminal:

  • Open the terminal or command line

  • Type code folder

    code [folder or .]
  • It runs vscode editors and opens the folder in the editor.