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Visual Studio Code


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 9/15/2017.

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  • Meet IntelliSense: Go beyond syntax highlighting and autocomplete with IntelliSense, which provides smart completions based on variable types, function definitions, and imported modules.
  • Print statement debugging is a thing of the past: Debug code right from the editor. Launch or attach to your running apps and debug with break points, call stacks, and an interactive console.
  • Git commands built-in: Working with Git has never been easier. Review diffs, stage files, and make commits right from the editor. Push and pull from any hosted Git service.
  • Extensible and customizable: Want even more features? Install extensions to add new languages, themes, debuggers, and to connect to additional services. Extensions run in separate processes, ensuring they won't slow down your editor.

Package parameters

  • /NoDesktopIcon - Don't add a desktop icon.
  • /NoQuicklaunchIcon - Don't add an icon 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 system PATH.

Example: choco install visualstudiocode --params '/NoDesktopIcon /DontAddToPath'



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

C:\> choco install visualstudiocode --version 1.16.1

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

C:\> choco upgrade visualstudiocode --version 1.16.1


  • tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $toolsDir = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    $pp = Get-PackageParameters
    $mergeTasks = "!runCode"
    $mergeTasks += ', ' + '!'*$pp.NoDesktopIcon        + 'desktopicon'
    $mergeTasks += ', ' + '!'*$pp.NoQuicklaunchIcon    + 'quicklaunchicon'
    $mergeTasks += ', ' + '!'*$pp.NoContextMenuFiles   + 'addcontextmenufiles'
    $mergeTasks += ', ' + '!'*$pp.NoContextMenuFolders + 'addcontextmenufolders'
    $mergeTasks += ', ' + '!'*$pp.DontAddToPath        + 'addtopath' 
    Write-Host "Merge Tasks: `n$mergeTasks"
    ps code -ea 0 | % { $_.CloseMainWindow() | Out-Null }
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName    = 'visualstudiocode'
      fileType       = 'EXE'
      url            = ''
      url64bit       = ''
      softwareName   = 'Microsoft Visual Studio Code'
      checksum       = '49896ed32d9c9e27dfa0f376f6866c1cbc4f2a30ae6b622325eaffdfd9be21b2'
      checksumType   = 'sha256'
      checksum64     = '62b6f28d0bd02c0193389fb1b716fed1a2e8d5aea7d38ed39c70e2c2d0b20797'
      checksumType64 = 'sha256'
      silentArgs     = "/verysilent /suppressmsgboxes /mergetasks=$mergeTasks /log=""$env:temp\vscode.log"""
      validExitCodes = @(0, 3010, 1641)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
  • tools\VSCodeSetup-stable.exe.ignore

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Microsoft


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
[Deprecated] Visual Studio Code 29520 Sunday, May 13, 2018 approved
Visual Studio Code 1.23.1 5580 Friday, May 11, 2018 approved
Visual Studio Code 1.23.0 11168 Thursday, May 3, 2018 approved
Visual Studio Code 1.22.2 26657 Friday, April 13, 2018 approved
Visual Studio Code 1.22.1 119 Friday, April 6, 2018 approved
Visual Studio Code 1.21.1 31950 Thursday, March 15, 2018 approved
Visual Studio Code 1.21.0 9663 Thursday, March 8, 2018 approved
Visual Studio Code 1.20.1 25745 Wednesday, February 14, 2018 approved
Visual Studio Code 1.20.0 10022 Thursday, February 8, 2018 approved
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