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This repository (“Code – OSS”) is where we (Microsoft) develop the Visual Studio Code product together with the community. Not only do we work on code and issues here, but we also publish our roadmap, monthly iteration plans, and our final plans. This source code is available to everyone under the standard MIT license.

Visual Studio Code Visual Studio Code

is a distribution of the Code – OSS repository with Microsoft-specific customizations released under a traditional Microsoft product license


Visual Studio Code

combines the simplicity of a code editor with what developers need for their core editing, compilation, and debugging cycle. It provides full code editing, navigation, and understanding support along with lightweight debugging, a rich extensibility model, and lightweight integration with existing tools.

Visual Studio Code is updated monthly with new features and bug fixes. You can download it for Windows, macOS, and Linux from the Visual Studio Code website. To get the latest versions every day, install the Insiders build.


There are many ways you can get involved in this project, including:

Submit bugs and feature requests, and

  • help us verify as they are logged
  • Review changes to

  • the source code
  • Review documentation and make pull requests for anything from typos to content

additional and new. If you’re interested in troubleshooting and contributing directly to the codebase, see the How to Contribute document, which covers: How


  • compile and run from the source
  • The development workflow, including debugging and running tests
  • Coding guidelines
  • Sending pull requests
  • Find a problem to work on
  • Contribute to translations


  • Ask a question about Stack Overflow
  • Request a new
  • feature

  • Vote popular feature requests
  • Submit an issue
  • Connect with the extension author community on GitHub Discussions or Slack
  • Keep @code and let us know what you think!

Check out our wiki for a description of each of these channels and information on some other community-driven channels available.

Related projects

Many of VS Code’s core components and extensions live in their own repositories on GitHub. For example, the node debug adapter and the mono debug adapter repositories are independent of each other. For a complete list, visit the Related Projects page on our wiki.



VS Code includes a set of built-in extensions located in the Extensions folder, including grammars and code snippets for many languages. Extensions that provide rich language support (code completion, Go To Definition) for a language have the language-features suffix. For example, the json extension provides coloring for JSON, and the json-language-features extension provides rich language support for JSON.

Development Container

This repository includes a Visual Studio Code Dev Containers / GitHub Codespaces development container


  • For development containers, use the Dev Containers: Clone Repository in Container Volume… command which creates a Docker volume for better disk I/O on macOS and Windows.
    • If you already have VS Code and Docker installed, you can also click here to get started. This will cause VS Code to automatically install the Dev Containers extension if necessary, clone the source code onto a container volume, and activate a development container for use.
  • For Codespaces

  • , install the GitHub Codespaces extension in VS Code and use the Codespaces: Create New Codespace command.

Docker/Codespace must have at least 4 cores and 6 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended) to run the full build. See the development container README file for more information.

Code of Conduct

This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct. For more information, please see the Code of Conduct FAQ or contact if you have additional questions or comments.


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Licensed under the MIT license.

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