Visual Studio Code

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Visual Studio Code
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Code editing. Redefined.

Download for openSUSE

Vendor: Microsoft
Developer: Microsoft
License: MIT

Visual Studio Code is a free, open source editor for coding. It is cross platform and powered by thousands of extensions.


Developed by Microsoft, VSCode includes many of the features associated with its big brother, Visual Studio.

These include:

  • IntelliSense smart completion
  • Built-in debugger with breakpoints, call stacks, and interactive console
  • Git and other SCM integration

VSCode is intentionally lighter weight in both design and goals, though many more complex workflows are provided by their extensive collection of extensions.


Visual Studio Code is built on Electron framework, which contains some binaries. For this reason, it is not provided by official openSUSE repositories.

You can use Microsoft's repositories to install and update Visual Studio Code.

sudo rpm --import

sudo zypper ar vscode

sudo zypper refresh

sudo zypper install code

Help and assistance

The official documentation and the stackoverflow subpage are the best places for troubleshooting.

Our contributors have written a guide to help you install Visual Studio Code on openSUSE.