Requirements for Visual Studio Code


Visual Studio Code is a small download (< 100 MB) and has a disk footprint of 200 MB. VS Code is lightweight and should easily run on today's hardware.

We recommend:

  • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB of RAM


VS Code has been tested on the following platforms:

  • OS X Yosemite
  • Windows 7 (with .NET Framework 4.5), 8.0, 8.1 and 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Linux (Debian): Ubuntu Desktop 14.04, Debian 7
  • Linux (Red Hat): Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, CentOS 7, Fedora 23

Additional Windows requirements

.NET Framework 4.5 is required for VS Code. If you are using Windows 7, please make sure .NET Framework 4.5 is installed.

Additional Linux requirements

  • GLIBCXX version 3.4.15 or later
  • GLIBC version 2.15 or later

For a list of currently known issues, see our FAQ.