Visual Studio Code roadmap: The new features you can expect
Performance-improvement features planned for Visual Studio Code
Microsoft’s performance-oriented plans for Visual Studio Code include:
- Reducing memory consumption.
- Improving accessibility.
- Support of language packs for community-contributed translation.
- Improving the Windows update experience.
- Adding more diagnostics.
Editor features planned for Visual Studio Code
Among changes to the editor itself that Microsoft plans for Visual Studio Code are:
- Better scalability and performance for editor decorations.
- Investigation of a native model layer.
- A look into semantic coloring.
- Rendering of more than text on the minimap.
Workbench-related improvements under consideration include:
- Finishing multiroot folder workspaces support.
- Showing SCM (source control management) status in the explorer.
- Vertical panel layout support.
- Improved notification UI.
- Better intrafile navigation.
- Enabling users to manage contributions to the status bar.
Other features considered for Visual Studio Code
Microsoft plans to improve support for the Language Server Protocol, for integrating different languages into editors and IDEs.
For extension users, Microsoft wants to improve both the extension recommendation system and searching. Tracking down issues caused by extensions would be simplified. Users also would get more information about extension usage.
Also on the drawing board for Visual Studio Code is support for splitting and viewing of multiple terminals, along with source control integration improvements that include the ability to view changes inside the editor using a peek/inline experience.
An integrated history view also might be added.
Where to download Visual Studio Code
You can download Visual Studio Code from the project website.