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This package was approved as a trusted package on 7/10/2019.

Free/Libre Open Source Software binaries of VSCode.


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Package parameters

  • /NoDesktopIcon - Don't add a desktop icon.
  • /NoQuicklaunchIcon - Don't add an icon to the QuickLaunch area.
  • /NoAddContextMenuFiles - Don't add an Open with VSCodium entry to the context menu for files.
  • /NoAddContextMenuFolders - Dont't add an Open with VSCodium entry to the context menu for folders.
  • /AssociateWithFiles - Register VSCodium as an editor for supported file types.
  • /NoAddToPath - Don't add VSCodium to the system PATH.

Example: choco install vscodium --params "/NoDesktopIcon /NoAddToPath"


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


To install VSCodium, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install vscodium

To upgrade VSCodium, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade vscodium


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $toolsDir = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    . $toolsDir\helpers.ps1
    # *** Automatically filled ***
    $softwareName = 'VSCodium'
    $version      = '1.36.1'
    # *** Automatically filled ***
    if ($version -eq (Get-UninstallRegistryKey $softwareName).DisplayVersion) {
        Write-Host "Version $version is already installed."
    # *** Automatically filled ***
    $packageArgs = @{
        packageName    = 'vscodium'
        softwareName   = $softwareName
        fileType       = 'exe'
        url            = ''
        url64bit       = ''
        checksum       = '01bfe75b0f71ada2b4ba5d85e2f2e45cc1f201a486d6a5d2fc46cd3a8dac035e'
        checksumType   = 'sha256'
        checksum64     = 'f5e8fe381472ce4cdc95acf4f74b0c87232660e37cd1af4b30a901bf21c92060'
        checksumType64 = 'sha256'
        validExitCodes = @(0, 3010, 1641)
    # *** Automatically filled ***
    $pp = Get-PackageParameters
    $mergeTasks = Get-MergeTasks $pp
    $logPath = Get-PackageCacheLocation
    $logPath = Join-Path $logPath 'install.log'
    $packageArgs.silentArgs += ' /MERGETASKS="{0}" /LOG="{1}"' -f $mergeTasks, $logPath
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
  • tools\helpers.ps1 Show
    function Get-MergeTasks([hashtable] $pp) {
        $tasks = @()
        $tasks += '!'* $pp.NoDesktopIcon           + 'desktopicon'
        $tasks += '!'* $pp.NoQuicklaunchIcon       + 'quicklaunchicon'
        $tasks += '!'* $pp.NoAddContextMenuFiles   + 'addcontextmenufiles'
        $tasks += '!'* $pp.NoAddContextMenuFolders + 'addcontextmenufolders'
        $tasks += '!'*!$pp.AssociateWithFiles      + 'associatewithfiles'
        $tasks += '!'* $pp.NoAddToPath             + 'addtopath'
        $tasks += '!'                              + 'runCode'
        Write-Host "Merge Tasks: $tasks"
        return $tasks -join ','
    function Close-VSCode {
        Get-Process vscodium -ea 0 | ForEach-Object { $_.CloseMainWindow() | Out-Null }
        Start-Sleep 1
        Get-Process vscodium -ea 0 | Stop-Process  #in case gracefull shutdown did not succeed, try hard kill

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Microsoft
  • Peter Squicciarini


Copyright © Microsoft Corporation, Peter Squicciarini


Release Notes


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
VSCodium 1.36.0 341 Thursday, July 4, 2019 approved
VSCodium 1.35.1 807 Thursday, June 13, 2019 approved
VSCodium 1.35.0 429 Friday, June 7, 2019 approved
VSCodium 1.34.0 743 Friday, May 17, 2019 approved
VSCodium 487 Wednesday, May 8, 2019 approved
VSCodium 1.33.1 1618 Friday, April 12, 2019 approved
VSCodium 1.33.0 298 Saturday, April 6, 2019 approved
VSCodium 1.32.3 293 Tuesday, March 19, 2019 approved
VSCodium 1.31.1 298 Thursday, February 14, 2019 approved
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