What is This?

Visual Studio Code, also commonly referred to as VS Code, is a source-code editor made by Microsoft with the Electron Framework, for Windows, Linux and macOS. Features include support for debugging, syntax highlighting, intelligent code completion, snippets, code refactoring, and embedded Git.

Microsoft Visual Studio Code, “a free-editor that helps the programmer write code, helps in debugging and corrects the code using the intelli-sense method”:

Visual Studio Code is a lightweight but powerful source code editor which runs on your desktop and is available for Windows, macOS and Linux. It comes with built-in support for JavaScript, TypeScript and Node.js and has a rich ecosystem of extensions for other languages (such as C++, C#, Java, Python, PHP, Go) and runtimes (such as .NET and Unity).

In normal terms, Visual Studio Code helps programmers to write program code in a free, open source code development environment.

Visual studio code a powerful tool for all developers

Out of the box, Visual Studio Code supports almost every major programming language, for example, JavaScript, TypeScript, CSS, and HTML but more rich language extensions can be found in the VS Code Marketplace

How do we add support for IBM RPG?

Extend Visual Studio Code with Extensions

Extensions enable additional languages, themes, debuggers, commands, and more.


Visual Studio Code’s extension marketplace is a growing vibrant community where developers share their secret sauce to improve code development workflow on the IBM i Power System.

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