- By Michael Domingo
- Workbench: Layout of editors can be organized in vertical or horizontal groups; can set up persistent View States in user settings so they can be used on another machine; Quick Open allows opening more than one file at a time.
- Extensions, Extensions Authoring: New is a Keymaps extension in the Marketplace, with keyboard shortcut extensions for Sublime Text and Atom text editors now available; also new is a Formatters category, with all the formatters added to it. Extension disabling can be done via a right-click context menu.
- Debugging: Simplified Node.js debugging configuration; added updated online debugging documentation; supports hit count conditions for breakpoints; introduces experimental multi-target debugging, which allows multiple debug instances within a single VS Code instance
A more comprehensive look at these and other features and changes can be viewed in the release notes.
(Side note: You can also read about the issues with the typings acquisition module in this article on ADTmag.com by David Ramel.
As a side note to that: It's still worth reading because Ramel references comments from the VS Code and npm teams on the work being done to correct the issues; as of this posting, the comments that Ramel references do not appear in the release note but are insightful nonetheless.)
(UPDATE: Microsoft's Wade Anderson has posted a clarification on the VS Code portal page regarding the VS Code version being rolled out to users starting today. "This morning we implemented a mitigation fix and created a new release and you should now be on VS Code 1.7.1," writes Anderson, confirming that users were indeed being rolled back to 1.6.1 prior to the mitigation fix this morning, and confirming information from David Ramel's news item on ADTmag.com. With ATA disabled, developers who upgrade to the rollback will see version 1.7.1 with the new features we discuss above and in the release note.)
Michael Domingo is a long-time software publishing veteran, having started up and managed several developer publications for the Clipper compiler, Microsoft Access, and Visual Basic. He's also managed IT pubs for 1105 Media, including Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine and Virtualization Review before landing his current gig as Visual Studio Magazine Editor in Chief. Besides his publishing life, he's a professional photographer, whose work can be found by Googling domingophoto.