Installing Microsoft Visual Studio Code on Manjaro i3 CE

VS Code is an increasingly popular IDE for coding in Python, created by Microsoft. This version is available from the AUR.

[andy@home-pc ~]$ pamac search visual-studio-code-bin --aur
visual-studio-code-bin                                                                                                       1.62.0-1  AUR 
    Visual Studio Code (vscode): Editor for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications (official binary

You can install MS VS Code with the following.

[andy@home-pc ~]$ pamac build visual-studio-code-bin

There is also an open source implementation of Code available from the official repository.

[andy@home-pc ~]$ pamac search code
code                                                                                                 1.61.0-1                    community

This version can be installed with.

[andy@home-pc ~]$ pamac install code

And that should be it! Open it up and select your theme.

I normally create a new python virtual environment for each new project I’m working on.

[andy@home-pc ~]$ mkproject binance-demo
Creating /home/andy/Devel/binance-demo
Setting project for binance-demo to /home/andy/Devel/binance-demo
(binance-demo) [andy@home-pc binance-demo]$ 

And then launch code from the current working directory.

(binance-demo) [andy@home-pc binance-demo]$ code .

I really like it and it looks great!

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