Setup and Basics of VS Code

In this tutorial, we walk you through setting up Visual Studio Code and give an overview of the basic features.


  • Download and install VS Code.
  • Explore VS Code features in the Interactive Editor Playground.
  • See an overview of the user interface.
  • Customize your editor with the View menu and by changing the color theme.
  • Change your keyboard shortcuts using a Keymap extension.
  • Focus on your source code with Zen Mode.

Learn More

  • User Interface - View the documentation for VS Code.
  • Setup Overview - Documentation for getting up and running with VS Code, including platform specific setup.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts - Customize your own shortcuts, download a reference sheet, or install a Keymap extension.
  • Keymaps in the Marketplace - Install a Keymap extension to bring the keybindings from your previous editor to VS Code.

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