Visual Studio Code

A powerful, lightweight code editor for cloud development

Free and open source

Runs on macOS, Windows and Linux

Build and debug Node.js, Java, Python and more

Deploy and manage Azure resources from the editor

Powerful editing and debugging

Boost your productivity with IntelliSense – our smart code completions based on variable types, function definitions and imported modules. Easily navigate large code bases with features such as Go To Definition and Find All References. Debug code in the editor using breakpoints, a full call stack and an interactive console.

Streamline your work with JavaScript and Node.js

Auto-imports for JavaScript and TypeScript automatically add import statements for both local and npm dependencies. Take advantage of TypeScript’s type-checking features, even if you’re using vanilla JavaScript.

Develop and debug serverless locally

Save time and resources by running and testing your event-driven apps locally using the exact same runtime that powers Azure Functions in the cloud, then deploying, when you’re ready, straight from the code editor.

Support for hundreds of programming languages

Visual Studio Code supports almost every major programming language. Common web-based languages such as JavaScript, TypeScript, CSS and HTML ship in the box, and rich extensions from the Visual Studio marketplace provide completions, linting, debugging and refactoring support for hundreds more.

Connect to developer services and resources

Visual Studio Code makes it easy to work with local and remote resources simultaneously. Develop and test a containerised app running against a local MongoDB database. When it’s ready, deploy your container to App Service and your database to Cosmos DB – all without leaving the code editor.

Related products and services

App Service

Quickly create powerful cloud apps for web and mobile

Azure functions

Process events with serverless code

Azure Cosmos DB

Globally distributed, multi-model database for any scale

Free. Open source. Runs everywhere.