While the free source-code editor developed by Microsoft, Visual Studio Code is available for Windows, Linux and macOS, with features including support for syntax highlighting, debugging, intelligent code completion, code refactoring, snippets, and embedded Git.
Before now, developers are required to disable all extensions and then re-enable them one after the other in order to find a problem with an extension.
What's New in Visual Studio Code 1.52?
The highlight feature remains the extension bisect that uses a binary search algorithm to identify issues with extensions, albeit, the feature disable almost half of suspected extensions and require that developers should recheck for the issue in question.
If perhaps, the issue is gone, then it means the bad extension have been removed in the list of disabled extensions, which process is repeated until there is no more issue with the extensions left. Other new changes in Visual Studio Code 1.52 include:
- Undo and Redo for all file operations now supported in File Explorer
- Word wrapping supported with side-by-side and inline views in the diff editor
- New setting, editor.stickyTabStops, allows Visual Studio Code to treat cursor movements similar to tabs in leading spaces
- Terminal settings can now be modified by selecting Configure Terminal Settings in the terminal dropdown menu
- IntelliSense word-based suggestions improvements, means Visual Studio Code can now be configured to auto suggest words from other open files.
- Keyboard Shortcuts editor improvements, you can now configure keybinding for a command from the Command Pallette through the Configure Keybinding button.
Additionally, there are several Git commands added to the Command Palette, which includes for picking a specific commit like the Cherry Pick, Rename for renaming an active file, Checkout to (Detached) for performing a checkout in detached mode and Push Tags to push local tags to the remote.
How to Get Started with Visual Studio Code 1.51
Visual Studio Code 1.51 is now available and can be downloaded from the official website, with supported platforms including Windows 7/8/10, Ubuntu (Debian) and macOS 10.10 and above.
But if you want to experience new features sooner, then you might consider getting the Insiders build instead.