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Public preview: Visual Studio Code for the Web

Published date: October 20, 2021

Announcing the public preview of Visual Studio Code for the Web, a new web-based code editor that runs entirely in your browser with no install. Everyone can use VS Code for the Web for free at to quickly open and browse source code on your local machine, or hosted on GitHub or Azure Repos, and make and commit lightweight changes.

VS Code for the Web does not have access to compute resources, so you won't be able to build, run, or debug your application, nor you will be able to use the integrated terminal.

VS Code for the Web can be "upgraded" to a GitHub Codespaces instance in those cases when you need to leverage a more complete VS Code experience, including the ability to build and debug your code, use all VS Code extensions, or access the integrated terminal. Additionally, you can start working on the Web and continue your work on a VS Code desktop app.

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