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Alessandro Del SoleVisual Studio Code Distilledhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4224-7_2

2. Getting to Know the Environment

Alessandro Del Sole1 
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Cremona, Italy
 

Before you use Visual Studio Code as the editor of your choice, it is convenient for you to know how the workspace is organized and what commands and tools are available, in order to get the most out of the development environment.

The VS Code’s user interface and layout are optimized to maximize the space for code editing, and it also provides easy shortcuts to quickly access all the additional tools you need in a given context. More specifically, the user interface is divided into five areas: the code editor, the status bar, the activity bar, panels area, ...

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