Written by Timon Stampfli.
Visual Studio Code, short VSCode, is a lightweight but powerful source code editor that comes with many extensions.
This article shows you how to install VSCode and how to set it up for the workshops.
VSCode runs on all major platforms (Linux, Windows, Mac OS). The installer can be downloaded here: https://code.visualstudio.com/download
On Linux systems also have a look at this: https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/setup/linux
|Linux:||Install the package build-essential and gdb on Ubuntu or Debian. On other distributions, make sure you have installed g++ (Version at least 7) and gdb.|
|Apple:||First, you should test whether you have clang installed: Enter
|Windows:||You don’t need to do anything, the SOI VSCode Extension comes with everything you need.|
- Start VSCode
- Open the extensions sidebar, see image to the right.
- Search for the SOICode extension and install it
- (Optional, for more privacy) Deactivate telemetry
- Open the settings with (menubar) File → Preferences → Settings
- Search for “telemetry”
- Remove the checkmarks from all the checkboxes
Now you’re ready to go!