Setting up Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code is a cross-platform IDE/editor that you can use for editing source code. One of the nice features of Visual Studio Code is the ability to easily live share your editing session with your partner.


You should be able to install Visual Studio Code for your personal computer by visiting the Visual Studio Code, downloading the appropriate package and following the directions.

The live share feature is an optional extension

Once you have opened VS Code, launch quick open (Ctrl+P), and paste the following command to install the extension.

ext install MS-vsliveshare.vsliveshare-pack

To use the extension and share with others, you will need to have a microsoft or (not account. You will not need to host your projects on to use the extension. You only need the account to authenticate.