During Build, Microsoft released a brand new code editor called ” Visual Studio Code “!
In this post I will go over what it is, what it isn’t, and how you can use it with your Unity and/or Corona projects.
What is Visual Studio Code?
Visual Studio Code (or “VSCode”) is a new, cross platform lightweight coding editor.
It is not a stripped down version of Visual Studio, nor is it comparable to “Visual Studio Express”. This is a new editor designed from the ground up to give a focused streamlined experience.
Sometimes, you don’t need a full featured IDE. A lot of the time all you need is something to edit files with IntelliSense/Syntax highlighting and maybe some debugging.
I would often use Sublime side by side with Visual Studio. Sublime is a great solution, but Visual Studio Code is a new competitor on the block. It have many of the features and characteristics I like most from Sublime (plus a couple more), and it’s $70 cheaper (a.k.a. FREE!)
How do I install Visual Studio Code?
Installing Visual Studio Code is an arduous process that requires at least 6 hours and a dedicated high speed internet connection.
Just kidding! It’s extremely simple and easy.