Visual Studio Code 1.4 released with improvements

Visual Studio Code 1.4 recently released, is a new type of tool that combines the simplicity of a code editor with what developers need for their core edit-build-debug cycle. Code provides comprehensive editing and debugging support, an extensibility model, and lightweight integration with existing tools.

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Visual Studio Code 1.4 Highlights

  • Workbench: Editor actions such as Open Preview and Switch to Changes View are back on the title bar. IME and Copy/Paste support in the Integrated Terminal.
  • Editor: Better snippet and suggestions control. New Insert Snippet command with dedicated UI.
  • Debugging: Restart Frame action to rerun a specific stack frame. ‘Variable paging’ feature moved into VS Code and available to all debug extensions.
  • Extension Authoring: New ‘move’ commands to better support VIM gestures. Custom link behavior with the DocumentLinkProvider API. Expanded Debug Protocol.

Notable Changes

  • Allow to disable drag and drop in the files explorer
  • Sometimes SVG icons do not show up on Windows 7
  • Weird tabs auto scrolling behaviour
  • Deleting folder containing dirty files closes dirty editors
  • Run selected text in active terminal is not running the selected text on Windows
  • Lines containing unicode characters in integrated terminal differ in height
  • Global search and replace: Support regular expression variables in replace

See release notes for full details

Install Visual Studio Code 1.4 on Ubuntu 16.04

32bit

sudo apt-get install gdebi

wget https://az764295.vo.msecnd.net/stable/6276dcb0ae497766056b4c09ea75be1d76a8b679/code_1.4.0-1470328389_i386.deb

sudo gdebi code_1.4.0-1470328389_i386.deb

64bit

sudo apt-get install gdebi

wget https://az764295.vo.msecnd.net/stable/6276dcb0ae497766056b4c09ea75be1d76a8b679/code_1.4.0-1470329130_amd64.deb

sudo gdebi code_1.4.0-1470329130_amd64.deb
 
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