Difference between Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code

05 October 2022 | Viewed 204 times

Visual Studio

Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) developed by Microsoft. It is used to develop computer programs, as well as websites, web apps, web services and mobile apps. Beyond code editing, Visual Studio IDE brings together graphical designers, compilers, code completion tools, source control, extensions and many more features in one place.
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Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code is a code editor redefined and optimized for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications. Visual Studio Code is free and built on open source. Runs everywhere - Linux, macOS, and Windows.
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Differences between Visual Studio & Visual Studio Code


Visual Studio Visual Studio Code
It is an IDE (integrated development environment) It is a lightweight code editor
It contains all the features required for project development. Like code, build, debug, deploy, collaborate on, analyze, learn It requires plugins and several steps to setup the project
It is specific to Windows platform if using .Net Framework. It also supports for cross-platform by using .Net Core or .Net 6.0 or above versions It is cross-platform (Linux, macOS, and Windows) editor
It is designed to for projectsIt is mainly oriented for files, not projects
Supports for Version Control and TFSdoen't supports for Version Control and TFS
It has full IntelliSenseIt has limited IntelliSense
Community Edition is Free, but Professional and Enterprise editions require subscriptionIt is Free

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