Visual Studio Code – NEW FEATURES: 14 Extension Authoring Improvements (API Consumption, Quick Pick, Octicons, Virtual Documents, Test Suite for Debug Adapters, JSON Mode Extension, & More!)

The Visual Studio Code 0.10.8  release features a palpable plethora of improvements, including… Extension Authoring API Consumption When you write an extension for VS Code, you are developing it against a set of APIs that we define through a file called vscode.d.ts. You can see this file in our repository here. This file is picked…

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Visual Studio Code – NEW FEATURES: 13 Big Debugging Updates (Rich Object Hover, Conditional Breakpoints, Node.js, Mono, & More!)

The Visual Studio Code 0.10.8  release features a palpable plethora of improvements, including… Debugging Rich Object Hover We are now using a tree in the debug hover to allow better rich object inspection: Conditional Breakpoints We now support setting conditional breakpoints that are hit only when the specified condition is true. Please note, the underlying debug…

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Visual Studio Code – NEW FEATURES: 2 Workbench Improvements (The Horizontal Panel & Hiding the Menu Bar)

The 0.10.8  release features a myriad of improvements, including… Workbench Hide the Menu Bar (Windows, Linux) We added a new action to hide the menu bar on Windows and Linux (View | Toggle Menu Bar). You can still access the menu pressing the Alt key. Horizontal panel We now show the output and debug consoles horizontally:  …

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Small Basic: How to Publish Your Program

Sharing Your Program You can easily share your program with your friends or the Small Basic community! Just click Publish on the Toolbar. (You will need to be connected to the internet.) After clicking Publish a dialogue box will appear that has a Program ID for your program. Before clicking the Close button, keep a…

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Visual Studio Team Services – NEW FEBRUARY RELEASE: Marketplace Extensions +17 New Improvements!

For the February release, Visual Studio Team Services features 17 radical improvements! For starters, let’s get into the details of the new ability to search on Visual Studio Marketplace! Search on Visual Studio Marketplace Search has been a highly requested feature for Visual Studio Marketplace. With this release we are bringing in basic search support for Visual…

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NEW BOOK: Microsoft OneNote 2016 Step by Step (by Curtis Frye)

I helped the author, Curtis Frye, and the editorial team as a Technical Reviewer and uncredited co-author. The OneNote Step by Step book takes you on a very detailed journey through everything you can do in OneNote 2016! You can purchase the book from Microsoft Press here: Microsoft OneNote Step by Step   320 pages…

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Visual Studio Community – Free Node.js Development Tools!

I know what you’re thinking! You’re thinking, “Whaaat? Visual Studio Community does Node.js too? Like they rock Python?” Yeah, totally. And if you’re not thinking that, you should be. See Visual Studio Community – Free Python Development Tools!    Okay, maybe instead you’re thinking, “Whaaat? Node.js? Isn’t that free anyway?” Yeah! But wait until you…

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Visual Studio Community – Free Python Development Tools!

But isn’t all Python free? Yes! As it should be. But now you get the sweet Visual Studio features for Python… FOR FREE!!!   Download Visual Studio Community here: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=691978   And we’re going to dig into it! When? Right now!!!   Python Tools for Visual Studio Completely free Python support within Visual Studio. CPython,…

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Visual Studio Code – NEW FEATURES: 11 Funtastic Editor Updates (New Themes, Keyboard Accessibility, Screen Reader, Localization, Ligatures, Find Widget, Input Handling, Cursor Style, Auto Save, File Picker, & IntelliSense Documentation)

The January release of Visual Studio Code 0.10.8 features 11 big Editor Improvements: New Default Themes Keyboard Accessibility Screen Reader Support Localization Ligatures The Find Widget Input Handling Configurable Cursor Style Auto Save File Picker IntelliSense Documentation    Let’s dig in… Editor New Default Themes The Light and Dark themes have been in the center…

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Visual Studio Code – NEW FEATURES: JavaScript – Salsa Preview

The 0.10.8 January release features a myriad of improvements, including… JavaScript – Salsa Preview The JavaScript language service in VS Code has always been powered by TypeScript. We are migrating to a new JavaScript language service implementation called Salsa. Salsa will become available with TypeScript 1.8 but for the January update, we are providing way…

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