Visual Studio Code 1.17 Adds Mac OS Touch Bar Support

Visual Studio Code IDE

Visual studio code reached the 1.17 release a day ago with Mac OS touch bar support, and some performance improvements.

VS Code 1.17 features:

  • Mac OS Touch Bar actions for navigation and debugging.
  • Folding now supports region markers.
  • Terminal rendering is up to 45 times faster with new canvas-based rendering engine
  • Automatically show module and path import suggestions while coding
  • Debug Console messages show source location (optionally)
  • Built-in Dark+ and Light+ themes now highlight regular expression components
  • new SOURCE CONTROL PROVIDERS section to view changes in multiple source control repositories.

See the video about VS Code 1.17:

How to Install VS Code 1.17 in Ubuntu:

The official .deb package for Debian/Ubuntu is available for download at the link below:

Download VS Code (.deb)

Then install it via either Gdebi package manager or command (Ctrl+Alt+T):

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/code_*.deb; sudo apt -f install

For those who want to receive updates for VS Code via Software Updater utility, add the Microsoft repository via following steps (64bit only):

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the repository:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vscode.list'

2. Download and install the repository key via commands:

curl | gpg --dearmor > microsoft.gpg

sudo mv microsoft.gpg /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/microsoft.gpg

Uninstall Visual Studio Code:

To remove the code editor, either use Synaptic Package Manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove code

And remove the Microsoft repository by launching Software & Updates utility and navigating to Other Software tab.