Installing Visual Source Code IDE on Windows 10

In this post, we will learn how to install Visual Source Code IDE on Windows machine.VS Code IDE in short is free and open source editor.It has many features like integrated Git, debugging and plugins/extensions to help you with coding. VSCode comes with built-in support for JavaScript, Node.js etc and has a rich ecosystem of extensions for other languages
like C++, C#, Java, Python etc.

It is available on many platforms like Windows, Linux and Mac. However, in this post I will stick to Windows 10 operating system.

Download and Install

Navigate to



Choose Windows and depending on your machine type choose either 32 bit or 64 bit installer.

To know your machine type on Windows 10

Navigate to Start menu >> click on Settings icon

Type ‘About your PC’ in the search bar.

Check System type for 32 bit or 64 bit operating system.


Download the VSCodeSetup<version>.exe file.

Double click on the installer and go through the wizard screens by clicking on Next button.


Next screen is the license agreement. Read and Accept the license agreement.Click on the next button.

Choose the folder to install the IDE and click on next button.

Next options are to create Start menu folder , desktop icon and file associations.

Choose default options and click on ‘Install’ button to install the IDE.

On successful installation, check the box ‘Launch Visual Studio Code’ option and click on Finish button.

You can start exploring and begin your journey with VS Code IDE. You can find some useful links in the Welcome screen.