How To Install Visual Studio Code On CentOS 7 / RHEL 7

Visual Studio Code is a cross-platform source code editor developed by Microsoft. It has built-in debugging support, embedded Git control, syntax highlighting, code completion, code refactoring, and snippets.

Visual Studio Marketplace offers lots of plugins and extensions to extend the functionality of VS code.

This tutorial guides you on how to install Visual Studio Code editor on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7 from Microsoft’s VS Code repository.

Configure Visual Studio Code Repository

Microsoft provides the official repository for easy installation of Visual Studio Code for CentOS / RHEL operating systems. So, you can set up the Microsoft repository on your system to receive the VS Code package.

Download and import the Microsoft signing GPG key using the curl command.

rpm --import

Now, add the Visual Studio Code repository to your system.

cat << EOF > /etc/yum.repos.d/vscode.repo
name=Visual Studio Code

Install Visual Studio Code

Once you have added the repository to the system, use the yum command to install Visual Studio Code.

yum install -y code

Start Visual Studio Code

Once the VS Code is installed on your system, you can launch it either from the command line or by clicking on the VS Code icon in graphical mode.



CentOS: Menu >> Programming >> Visual Studio Code.

Start Visual Studio Code on CentOS 7

Visual Studio Code running on CentOS 7:

Install Visual Studio Code On CentOS 7 – Microsoft Visual Studio Code Running on CentOS 7

Update Visual Studio Code

Microsoft releases the update for Visual Studio Code monthly. You can update the version of Visual Studio Code similar to other packages, using the yum command.

yum update code


You have successfully installed Visual Studio Code on your CentOS 7 / RHEL 7. You can now install extensions and configure VS Code according to your preferences. Also, learn about the User Interface of VS Code.

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