How to install Microsoft Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu

Visual Studio Code is a free code editor for Windows, Linux and Mac from Microsoft. It comes with IntelliSense, Debug code right from the editor, GIT and extensions support. IntelliSense provides smart highlighting and autocomplete based on variable types, function definitions, and imported modules. Some other features are code refactoring, bracket matching and snippets. You can use this for editing HTML, CSS, LESS, SASS, and JSON, C++, jade, PHP, Python, XML, Batch, F#, DockerFile, Coffee Script, Java, HandleBars, R, Objective-C, PowerShell, Luna, Visual Basic, Markdown. JavaScript, JSON, HTML, CSS, LESS, SASS, C#, TypeScript.

Visual Studio Code

Download Visual Studio Code [Windows, Linux, MacOS]

Install Microsoft Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu:

Just go to the above Microsoft Visual Studio Code download page. And download the latest .deb package file and save it on your Downloads folder. Open the terminal software (ctrl+alt+t) and run below command.

sudo apt install ./Downloads/code*.deb


sudo apt install ./Downloads/code_1.81.1-1691620686_amd64.deb

Note: In the above command “code_1.81.1-1691620686_amd64.deb” is the downloaded file name. You can change above command based on your downloaded file name.

After the successful installation of Microsoft Visual Studio Code, you can open it using below command.


Or click the show apps from the Ubuntu dock and type Visual Studio Code in the search field. Then click Visual Studio Code to open it.

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Install Visual Studio Code via Snap:

You can also install Visual Studio Code via snap package file. In the terminal run below command.

sudo snap install code --classic

Install Visual Studio Code via Flatpak:

You can install Visual Studio Code via below flatpak install command.

flatpak install flathub com.visualstudio.code

After the installation, you can open it using below command.

flatpak run com.visualstudio.code

And you can also uninstall it using below commands.

flatpak uninstall com.visualstudio.code


sudo flatpak uninstall com.visualstudio.code

Note: you need flatpak and flathub on your system before installing Visual Studio Code. If you don’t have flatpak and flathub, then install it using below commands and restart your system after installation it.

sudo apt install flatpak
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub
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