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Visual Studio Online (VSCode as a web program)

Visual Studio Online is now in public preview! What's insanely cool about this is it's a web IDE and you don't have to download anything. You can have everything on the go at all times. It's as simple as creating a new resource in Azure. Let's get started!

The first thing you'll need to do is go to the URL for visual studio online.


Click the "Get started" button and you'll be brought to a sign-in page.

Click the sign-in button and sign in with your Microsoft account. Allow the app to access your email information and click yes.


You'll be brought to an almost empty page because you currently don't have any existing environments.



Click create an environment and choose your subscription, location, plan name, and resource group. After you have chosen, click the create button.



For the next portion, choose your environment name, git repo if you have one, instance type, and how long you want it to take to suspend your environment if idle. Once you're ready click the create button.



The reason why you have to choose this is because you're actually creating an instance that your visual studio is running on.

Our environment is now being created.



Once your environment has the green "Available" button, click the 3 dots in your environment box and choose the "connect" button.



Once you click connect, you will be in Visual Studio in the web UI!


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