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VS Code release March 2024 (version 1.88)

Visual Studio Code releases new updates every month with new features and bug fixes, and the March 2024 release is now available. Version 1.88 includes: 

* Apply custom editor labels – Distinguish between editors with same file names.

* Locked scrolling – Compare editors side-by-side with synchronized scrolling.

*  Extension update improvements – Restart extensions without reload & update extensions with VS Code releases.

* Test Coverage API – Native code coverage support in VS Code.

* Folding markers in minimap – Easily identify and navigate to code sections from minimap.

* Quick Search improvements – Sticky file path separators and separator buttons.

* Notebook Run cells in section – Quickly run all cells in a notebook section.

* Copilot improvements – Improved inline chat UI, commit messages, and used references.

* Python auto-detect improvements – Detect startup files for Flask & Django, discover Hatch environments.

* Preview: Terminal inline chat – Start a Copilot inline chat conversation directly from the terminal.

The release also includes contributions from John Murray, our Senior Product Engineer, through pull requests that address open issues. 

Find out more about these features in the release notes here.

For those with VS Code, your environment should auto-update. You can manually check for updates by running Help > Check for Updates on Linux and Windows or running Code > Check for Updates on macOS.

If you’re thinking about migrating from Studio to VS Code but need some help, take a look at the training courses George James Software offers here