How to install Visual Studio Code on ubuntu 20.04

Visual Studio Code is a popular code editor which is lightweight and cross platform application. It is available for macOS, windows and Linux. In this article, We will see about how to install visual studio code on ubuntu 20.04.
This guide shows two ways of installing Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu 20.04.

Install Visual Studio Code on ubuntu 20.04

Basically we can use below methods to install on ubuntu 20.04.
1. Using snap
2. Using apt repository
3. Manual method

1. Installing Visual Studio Code as a Snap Package

Visual Studio Code snap package is distributed and maintained by Microsoft.
To install the VS Code snap, open your terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the following command:

sudo snap install --classic code

That’s it. Visual Studio Code has been installed on your Ubuntu machine.

2. Installing Visual Studio Code with apt

Visual Studio Code is available from the official Microsoft Apt repositories. To install it, follow the steps below.
First, Update the packages index and install the dependencies by running the following command as a user with sudo privileges :

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget

Import the Microsoft GPG key using the following wget command and And enable the Visual Studio Code repository by typing:

$ wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=amd64] stable main"

Once the apt repository is enabled , install the Visual Studio Code package:

$ sudo apt install code


Install Visual Studio Code using Manual method

In this method, we are going to download the package from official website and install using apt.
Download visual studio code from official site.
Once downloaded you can go to the downloaded location and type the below command to install.

$ sudo apt install ./code_1.47.3-1595520028_amd64.deb

Visual Studio Code will be installed on your device. It can be viewed in applications. Open it:

Visual studio code
Visual studio code

That is it. Feel free to let me know your thoughts in the comments down below.

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