Notices: This section not yet converted to new layout. Download stats are rolling back out.

This is not the latest version of Visual Studio Code (Portable) available.

Visual Studio Code (Portable)


Package test results are passing.

Private CDN cached downloads available for licensed customers. Never experience 404 breakages again! Learn more...

This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.
  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.
Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 5/17/2019.

Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.


  • 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.


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

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

C:\> choco install vscode.portable --version 1.34.0

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

C:\> choco upgrade vscode.portable --version 1.34.0


  • tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $PackageName = 'vscode'
    $Url32 = ''
    $ChecksumType32 = 'sha256'
    $Checksum32 = 'f8a2daf83a413793a0d8b5b4dd3067540b895f75f35473cee091869729894883'
    $Url64 = ''
    $ChecksumType64 = 'sha256'
    $Checksum64 = 'a454b90305023e0d67cbc943766c4041ba426bce907c83d900e809fcc3c125f8'
    $InstallationPath = Join-Path $(Get-ToolsLocation) $PackageName
    Get-ChildItem -Path $InstallationPath -Exclude data -ErrorAction Ignore | Remove-Item -Recurse -Force -ErrorAction Ignore
    New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path $InstallationPath -Force -ErrorAction Ignore
    $PackageArgs = @{
        PackageName    = $PackageName
        Url            = $Url32
        ChecksumType   = $ChecksumType32
        Checksum       = $Checksum32
        Url64          = $Url64
        ChecksumType64 = $ChecksumType64
        Checksum64     = $Checksum64
        UnzipLocation  = $InstallationPath
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @PackageArgs
    $BinPath = Join-Path $InstallationPath "Code.exe"
    Install-BinFile -Name Code -Path $BinPath
    $LinkPath = Join-Path $([Environment]::GetFolderPath("CommonDesktopDirectory")) "Visual Studio Code.lnk"
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -ShortcutFilePath $LinkPath -TargetPath $BinPath -WorkingDirectory $InstallationPath
  • tools\ChocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $PackageName = 'vscode'
    $InstallationPath = Join-Path $(Get-ToolsLocation) $PackageName
    Remove-Item $InstallationPath -Recurse -Force -ErrorAction Ignore
    Uninstall-BinFile -Name 'Code'
    $LinkPath = Join-Path $([Environment]::GetFolderPath("CommonDesktopDirectory")) "Visual Studio Code.lnk"
    Remove-Item -Path $LinkPath -Force -ErrorAction Ignore

Virus Scan Results

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.


This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Microsoft


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Visual Studio Code (Portable) 1.35.0 45 Wednesday, June 5, 2019 approved
Visual Studio Code (Portable) 1.34.0 82 Friday, May 17, 2019 approved
Visual Studio Code (Portable) 1.33.1 108 Friday, April 12, 2019 approved
Visual Studio Code (Portable) 1.33.0 84 Friday, April 5, 2019 approved
Visual Studio Code (Portable) 1.32.3 122 Saturday, March 16, 2019 approved
Visual Studio Code (Portable) 1.32.2 42 Thursday, March 14, 2019 approved
Visual Studio Code (Portable) 1.32.1 70 Friday, March 8, 2019 approved
Visual Studio Code (Portable) 1.31.1 126 Wednesday, February 13, 2019 approved
Visual Studio Code (Portable) 1.31.0 76 Thursday, February 7, 2019 approved
Show More

Discussion for the Visual Studio Code (Portable) Package

Ground rules:

  • This discussion is only about Visual Studio Code (Portable) and the Visual Studio Code (Portable) package. If you have feedback for Chocolatey, please contact the google group.
  • This discussion will carry over multiple versions. If you have a comment about a particular version, please note that in your comments.
  • The maintainers of this Chocolatey Package will be notified about new comments that are posted to this Disqus thread, however, it is NOT a guarantee that you will get a response. If you do not hear back from the maintainers after posting a message below, please follow up by using the link on the left side of this page or follow this link to contact maintainers. If you still hear nothing back, please follow the package triage process.
  • Tell us what you love about the package or Visual Studio Code (Portable), or tell us what needs improvement.
  • Share your experiences with the package, or extra configuration or gotchas that you've found.
  • If you use a url, the comment will be flagged for moderation until you've been whitelisted. Disqus moderated comments are approved on a weekly schedule if not sooner. It could take between 1-5 days for your comment to show up.

comments powered by Disqus uses cookies to enhance the user experience of the site.