Visual Studio Code Tutorial for Beginners – Introduction

Are you looking for a free, cross-platform and highly customizable code editor? Then Visual Studio Code might be what you are looking for so let’s explore it in this video!


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me you says:

please do a video on … if its any good

samran salyiohh says:

I have tested vs code to edit my file hosted on server vía ftp , it was realy a nightmare every X minutes its deconnecting

Ismaeel Shuaib says:

VS code makes my work so fun! Thanks for the tips @Max

Vince H says:


anne p says:

hi, happy friday! one question: how can i do this in visual studio code: ‘You can let Emmet do this for you: simply add “trim“ (|t, pipe-t) filter to abbreviation to automatically remove list markers from wrapped content’ (Removing list markers Whenever you copy text from, let’s say, Microsoft Word) like seen here

Barjosa31 Blogspot says:

Manu, I applaud You!

I P says:

Thank you! Really useful intro for me (a begiiner, of course)

Juan2003gtr says:

If you are reading this, please buy some of their udemy courses to support their great work. Those courses are excellent, you won’t regret it….Invest in your education

Ronak Dumaniya says:

One basic things you didn’t mention how to run project in vs code which is problem for beginners.

Academind says:

As the video is a bit longer, here are some timestamps for the core topics, I hope this helps:

Download and Creating a Project =>

Writing our First Code =>

Splitting the Code Editor =>

Exploring the Activity Bar =>

Status Bar & Panel =>

Customizing VS Code =>

Emmet & Intellisense in Action =>

Go to Definition & Peek Definition =>

Extensions =>

Extensions we are using =>

Introducing Shortcuts =>

Diving into the Settings =>

Understanding Workspace Settings =>

Multi Root Workspaces =>

Muhammad Shuvo says:

This is an off-topic question!
I’m facing a problem with External style sheets (CSS). Whenever I write code in external,
the live preview of my style sheets is flashing in the browser which is very annoying.
Can anyone help me with that? How can I get rid of it?

Adolf Ezeribe says:

Wow, Enjoyed this intro. VS Code seems like the future. Can you do another, on how to use it for PHP development, integrating liveserver, linting, etc., please

Roger Price says:

Super explanation – thanks. PS am enjoying your flutter course on Udemy!

Tanveer Singh says:

Fourth comment 🙂

Michael Hofer says:

Hey @academind! Really good videos on your channel!
What editor/IDE do you use for PHP programming? Do you also use vscode or do you use an IDE like PHPStorm?


hey can you make a tutorial of a dynamic slide that gets photos from the database ..please

Young Ayo says:

Thanks for the thorough tutorial!

Juan2003gtr says:

great video my friend, I’ve been using it for a while but I learnt new things from here, specially the peek definition tip…thanks!

Eric Djimtoloum says:


新一工藤 says:

“code” menu is not in the window toolbar, on windows.

Johny Mielony says:

Amazing video! Thank you very much, now I know VSC is really better than Brackets which i used before.

Belal Saleh says:

well done. I didn’t know that with the custom settings for workspaces and folders. You can just define a color theme and every project will have its own color theme. nice.

Chaima Ben Slimane says:

thank u… but i wanna learn c# design pattern can u help

JrMajor says:

All teachers on Utube tell us that already everybody knows =”Hello World ” or how to change themes)) Please doing video how to install detail VSCode for work with database(XAMPP example) or~ and how to do settings allowing to debug JS files outside work areas(in console). Thanks in advance!!!

Ummer Ameen عمر امين says:

thanks academind !

Tobias Thiele says:

@Academind what exactly is the reason you switched from PHP-/WebStorm to VS Code? Im using it right now and I think about to switch to VS Code but I don’t know why I should at the moment. Thanks 🙂

bhangachora says:

Why 33 minutes, man?

Je'l Awesh Medrano says:

Hey @Academind! Do you think in these days is still worth using Atom Text Editor?

新一工藤 says:

nice video, if you could do more about VS code, sowing more advanced useful features, shortcuts, extensions, etc… that would be great.

Foyah Freeman says:

Thank you Manuel. This was an excellent introduction.

MrChrisMoo says:

When opening a terminal is there a way to go to the same dir you are in?

suvedha ganapathy says:

The craze for first comment… and hearty thanks Max!!!!

Amit Biswas says:

For this reason i love Vs code more than Atom

boss Bhai says:

Thanks- you guys rock.

destructhit says:

The best in visual studio code for me is the terminal

uRAGE cz says:

Hi ! Great video ! One question.. have u already thought about react-apollo/graphql tutorial ?

Aramis Martínez says:

Hello. How do set the exact same thing that you have on the explorer tab?( the open file, folder etc..)

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