Why do we like Visual Studio Code?
The reason VS code is such a nice tool is because of the following reasons:
- It is available on all operating systems so it does not limit one on where to run the VS code, you can easily hit the ground running.
- Vscode has a rich build-in developer tooling for example IntelliSense code completion and debugging which become handy when you don not know the complete code snippet. IT acts a guide and also lessen time to code.
- VScode can be customized to suit your needs. You can customize every feature the way you wish and also you can add third party extensions easily.
- VScode is an open source project. So it means you can contribute to the project development, also it means that you have a bigger community where you can ask questions whenever you are faced with problem.
- VScode is built for the web. It includes great tools for web development such React JSx, JSON, SCSS,CSS, HTML and Less.
Install Visual Studio code on Fedora 36
1. Update system repositories
In order not to run into any errors during your installation, you need to update your system repositories in order to make them up to date.
$ sudo dnf update
2. Add key to the repository
Currently the Visual studio code ships 64 bit version using the yum repository. So lets import the key to sign our repos using the following command.
$ sudo rpm --import https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc
After you have imported the key, add Visual studio code to the yum repositories.
$ sudo sh -c 'echo -e "[code]\nname=Visual Studio Code\nbaseurl=https://packages.microsoft.com/yumrepos/vscode\nenabled=1\ngpgcheck=1\ngpgkey=https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc" > /etc/yum.repos.d/vscode.repo'
The next thing is to update your system repositories for the changes to be effected.
$ sudo dnf check-update Visual Studio Code 38 MB/s | 26 MB 00:00 Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:06 ago on Mon Jul 4 07:50:47 2022.
3. Install Visual Studio code on Fedora 36
To install Visual studio code run the following command on your terminal.
$ sudo dnf install code
You should get something like this.
# output Installing: code x86_64 1.68.1-1655263151.el7 code 112 M Installing dependencies: adwaita-cursor-theme noarch 42.0-1.fc36 fedora 622 k adwaita-icon-theme noarch 42.0-1.fc36 fedora 4.2 M alsa-lib x86_64 18.104.22.168-1.fc36 updates 502 k at-spi2-atk x86_64 2.38.0-4.fc36 fedora 86 k at-spi2-core x86_64 2.44.1-1.fc36 updates 178 k atk x86_64 2.38.0-1.fc36 fedora 272 k avahi-glib x86_64 0.8-15.fc36 fedora 15 k cairo x86_64 1.17.6-1.fc36 fedora 675 k cairo-gobject x86_64 1.17.6-1.fc36 fedora 18 k cdparanoia-libs x86_64 10.2-39.fc36 fedora 54 k colord-libs x86_64 1.4.6-1.fc36 fedora 233 k cups-libs x86_64 1:2.4.2-1.fc36 updates 266 k exempi x86_64 2.6.0-0.2.20211007gite23c213.fc36 fedora 540 k exiv2-libs x86_64 0.27.5-2.fc36 fedora 770 k
4. Set Visual studio code as default editor
if you want Visual studio code as your default code editor, you can do so with the help of the following command.
$ xdg-mime default code.desktop text/plain
To start using Visual studio code type code on your terminal.
5. Uninstall Visual Studio code
To remove visual studio code from your system, use the following command.
sudo dnf remove code