How to Install Microsoft Visual Studio Code and a Server Stack

Note that *AMP can refer to either a MAMP, XAMPP, or LAMP stack. The appropriate server stack is needed to use PHP Server on Microsoft Visual Studio Code.

The Short Version For Experts

Install it as you would any other app. Once installed, open Microsoft Visual Studio Code.

Click the Get Started link. Click the “open a folder” link.

Select the folder you want to use for VS Code.

Click the “Yes, I trust…” button.

What is Microsoft Visual Studio Code?

Visual Studio Code is a streamlined code editor with support for development operations like debugging, task running, and version control. It aims to provide just the tools a developer needs for a quick code-build-debug cycle and leaves more complex workflows to fuller featured IDEs, such as Visual Studio IDE.
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