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Package parameters

The following package parameters can be set:

  • /NoDesktopIcon - Don't add a desktop icon for Visual Studio Code.
  • /NoQuicklaunchIcon - Don't add an icon for Visual Studio Code to the QuickLaunch area.
  • /NoContextMenuFiles - Don't add an Open with Code entry to the context menu for files.
  • /NoContextMenuFolders - Dont't add an Open with Code entry to the context menu for folders.
  • /DontAddToPath - Don't add Visual Studio Code to the path.

These parameters can be passed to the installer with the use of --params.
For example: --params '"/NoDesktopIcon /DontAddToPath"'.


The package uses default install options except that it adds context menu entries and Visual Studio Code isn't started after installation.

For disabling the auto-update functionality of Visual Studio Code see the Visual Studio Code Auto Update Deactivation package.

To install Visual Studio Code, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install visualstudiocode --version 1.13.0

To upgrade Visual Studio Code, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade visualstudiocode --version 1.13.0


  • tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $pp = Get-PackageParameters
    $mergeTasks = "!runCode"
    $mergeTasks += if ($pp.NoDesktopIcon) { ',!desktopicon' } else { ',desktopicon' }
    $mergeTasks += if ($pp.NoQuicklaunchIcon) { ',!quicklaunchicon' } else { ',quicklaunchicon' } 
    $mergeTasks += if ($pp.NoContextMenuFiles) { ',!addcontextmenufiles' } else { ',addcontextmenufiles' }
    $mergeTasks += if ($pp.NoContextMenuFolders) { ',!addcontextmenufolders' } else { ',addcontextmenufolders' }
    $mergeTasks += if ($pp.DontAddToPath) { ',!addtopath' } else { ',addtopath' }
    Write-Host "Merge Tasks: "
    Write-Host "$mergeTasks"
    $packageName = 'visualstudiocode'
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url32 = ''
    $url64 = ''
    $checksum32 = '997e8ab5229449448469800fa3de868857a9bdbdd1cc1c9394031d3c142126cf'
    $checksum64 = '997e8ab5229449448469800fa3de868857a9bdbdd1cc1c9394031d3c142126cf'
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName = $packageName
      unzipLocation = $toolsDir
      fileType = 'EXE'
      url = $url32
      url64bit = $url64
      softwareName = 'Microsoft Visual Studio Code'
      checksum = $checksum32
      checksumType = 'sha256'
      checksum64 = $checksum64
      checksumType64 = 'sha256'
      silentArgs = "/verysilent /suppressmsgboxes /mergetasks=$mergeTasks /log=""$env:temp\vscode.log"""
      validExitCodes = @(0, 3010, 1641)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
  • tools\VSCodeSetup-stable.exe.ignore

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Software Author(s)

  • Microsoft


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Visual Studio Code 1.18.1 27256 Friday, November 17, 2017 approved
Visual Studio Code 1.18.0 11873 Thursday, November 9, 2017 approved
Visual Studio Code 1.17.2 30500 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 approved
Visual Studio Code 10068 Thursday, October 12, 2017 approved
Visual Studio Code 1.17.1 3338 Tuesday, October 10, 2017 approved
Visual Studio Code 1.17.0 9431 Thursday, October 5, 2017 approved
Visual Studio Code 1.16.1 36933 Friday, September 15, 2017 approved
Visual Studio Code 1.16.0 18885 Thursday, September 7, 2017 approved
Visual Studio Code 1.15.1 53129 Thursday, August 17, 2017 approved
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