How to install Visual Studio Code on ubuntu 20.04

Visual Studio Code is a popular code editor which is lightweight and cross platform application. It is available for macOS, windows and Linux. In this article, We will see about how to install visual studio code on ubuntu 20.04.

Visual studio code has built-in support for Node.js, JavaScript and Typescript. It also has extensions support for other languages like C#, C++, Python, PHP and much more. It has advanced features like syntax highlighting, debugging, code refactoring, embedded Git and snippets.
Visual studio code is an open source you can use it for free.

Install Visual Studio Code on ubuntu 20.04

Basically we can use below methods to install on ubuntu 20.04.
1. Using snap
2. Using apt repository
3. Manual method

Using snap

Installing software using snap is very easy so this method is useful for beginners.
Step 1. Most of the packages are available in snap repository so it is easy to install just typing below command
sudo snap install --classic code
Step 2. After installation, you can launch Visual studio code using application launcher.
Install Visual studio code ubuntu 20.04

Using apt repository

In this method, We can install using apt repository. Apt repository will be having most of the packages, however we have to add new repository for vs code.
Step 1. Firstly, add repository key using below command.
wget -q https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
Step 2. Now add the repository by typing below command.
sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=amd64] https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/vscode stable main"
Step 3. Finally install the package.
sudo apt install code
Step 4. After installation you can launch using application launcher.

Manual method

In this method, we are going to download package from official webpage and install using apt.
Step 1. Browse the follow location https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/?dv=linux64_deb to download the package to your local folder.
Step 2. Once downloaded you can go to the downloaded location and type the below command to install.
sudo apt install ./code_1.47.3-1595520028_amd64.deb
Here we are going to use regular apt command however it will install the local package along with dependencies.
Step 3. Finally after installation, you can launch Visual studio code using application launcher.
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