Visual Studio Code

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1.16.1 | Updated: 15 Sep 2017



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Visual Studio Code 1.16.1

This is not the latest version of Visual Studio Code available.

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All Checks are Passing

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Validation Testing Passed

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Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files


Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Visual Studio Code, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Visual Studio Code, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Visual Studio Code, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade visualstudiocode -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'1.16.1'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade visualstudiocode -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'1.16.1'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install visualstudiocode
    name: visualstudiocode
    version: '1.16.1'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'visualstudiocode' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.16.1'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller visualstudiocode
    Name     = "visualstudiocode"
    Version  = "1.16.1"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'visualstudiocode':
  ensure   => '1.16.1',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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Package parameters

  • /NoDesktopIcon - Don't add a desktop icon.
  • /NoQuicklaunchIcon - Don't add an icon to the QuickLaunch area.
  • /NoContextMenuFiles - Don't add an Open with Code entry to the context menu for files.
  • /NoContextMenuFolders - Dont't add an Open with Code entry to the context menu for folders.
  • /DontAddToPath - Don't add Visual Studio Code to the system PATH.

Example: choco install visualstudiocode --params '/NoDesktopIcon /DontAddToPath'



$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDir = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition

$pp = Get-PackageParameters
$mergeTasks = "!runCode"
$mergeTasks += ', ' + '!'*$pp.NoDesktopIcon        + 'desktopicon'
$mergeTasks += ', ' + '!'*$pp.NoQuicklaunchIcon    + 'quicklaunchicon'
$mergeTasks += ', ' + '!'*$pp.NoContextMenuFiles   + 'addcontextmenufiles'
$mergeTasks += ', ' + '!'*$pp.NoContextMenuFolders + 'addcontextmenufolders'
$mergeTasks += ', ' + '!'*$pp.DontAddToPath        + 'addtopath' 
Write-Host "Merge Tasks: `n$mergeTasks"

ps code -ea 0 | % { $_.CloseMainWindow() | Out-Null }

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = 'visualstudiocode'
  fileType       = 'EXE'
  url            = ''
  url64bit       = ''
  softwareName   = 'Microsoft Visual Studio Code'
  checksum       = '49896ed32d9c9e27dfa0f376f6866c1cbc4f2a30ae6b622325eaffdfd9be21b2'
  checksumType   = 'sha256'
  checksum64     = '62b6f28d0bd02c0193389fb1b716fed1a2e8d5aea7d38ed39c70e2c2d0b20797'
  checksumType64 = 'sha256'
  silentArgs     = "/verysilent /suppressmsgboxes /mergetasks=$mergeTasks /log=""$env:temp\vscode.log"""
  validExitCodes = @(0, 3010, 1641)

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
[Deprecated] Visual Studio Code 29733 Sunday, May 13, 2018 Approved
Visual Studio Code 1.23.1 9352 Friday, May 11, 2018 Approved
Visual Studio Code 1.23.0 11375 Thursday, May 3, 2018 Approved
Visual Studio Code 1.22.2 26856 Friday, April 13, 2018 Approved
Visual Studio Code 1.22.1 271 Friday, April 6, 2018 Approved
Visual Studio Code 1.21.1 32178 Thursday, March 15, 2018 Approved
Visual Studio Code 1.21.0 9879 Thursday, March 8, 2018 Approved
Visual Studio Code 1.20.1 26238 Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Approved
Visual Studio Code 1.20.0 10228 Thursday, February 8, 2018 Approved
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