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How to install visual studio code on mac


In this tutorial, I will show how to install visual studio code on mac. Visual Studio Code is free and available on your favorite platform – Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows. Download Visual Studio Code to experience a redefined code editor, optimized for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications.

Install visual studio code on mac.

Four easy steps can do the job for you.

  1. Download Visual Studio Code for Mac.
  2. Double-click on the downloaded archive to expand the contents.
  3. Drag Visual Studio to the Applications folder, making it available in the Launchpad.
  4. Add VS Code to your Dock by right-clicking on the icon and choosing  Options  Keep in Doc.

After installing the VS Code, we can also configure the code to open from a command line, and it is pretty darn easy for us to do that.

  1. Launch VS Code.
  2. Open the Command Palette (⇧⌘P) and type ‘shell command‘ to find the Shell Command: Install ‘code’ command in PATH command.

Now, if you have created any project that goes into that folder and hit the following command to open that project into the Visual Studio Code.

code .

See, it is very easy to install visual studio code on mac.

Languages Support.

Some of the best language supports are as follows.




CSS, Sass, Less





VS Code Extension Marketplace.

The features that Visual Studio Code includes out-of-the-box are just the start. VS Code extensions let you add languages, debuggers, and tools to your installation to support your development workflow. Visual Studio Code provides best tooling support for some Javascript frameworks like React.js, Angular, and Vue.js.

Code Intellisense.

VS Code IntelliSense is intelligent code completion, parameter info, and member lists. VS Code provides IntelliSense using TypeScript type declaration (typings) files to provide metadata about the JavaScript-based frameworks you are consuming in your application. 

PHP extensions.

There are many PHP extensions out there, and some of the famous are as following.

  1. PHP Intellisense
  2. PHP Debug


One of the main features of Visual Studio Code is its great debugging support. VS Code’s built-in debugger helps accelerate your edit, compile and debug loop.

Using Version Control in VS Code

Visual Studio Code has integrated source control and includes Git support in-the-box. Many other source control providers are available through extensions on the VS Code Marketplace.

Integrated Terminal

In Visual Studio Code, you can open an integrated terminal, initially starting at the root of your workspace. It can be very convenient as you don’t have to switch windows or alter the state of an existing terminal to perform a quick command line task. If you are working in JS environment then often you need to install the new packages, and at this time this integrated terminal works fantastic.

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