Visual Studio Code (Portable)

1.55.2 | Updated: 14 Apr 2021



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Software Author(s):

  • Microsoft

Visual Studio Code (Portable) 1.55.2

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


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


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


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

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • 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. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade vscode.portable -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [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 vscode.portable -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure vscode.portable installed
    name: vscode.portable
    state: present
    version: 1.55.2
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'vscode.portable' do
  action    :install
  version  '1.55.2'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: vscode.portable,
    Version: 1.55.2,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller vscode.portable
   Name     = 'vscode.portable'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '1.55.2'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'vscode.portable':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '1.55.2',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install vscode.portable version="1.55.2" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.

  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.

Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 14 Apr 2021.


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The package uses default install options except that it adds context menu entries and Visual Studio Code isn't started after installation.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$PackageName = 'vscode'
$Url32 = ''
$ChecksumType32 = 'sha256'
$Checksum32 = '7fa464f315de5927fbf165e69709ffe837d535c28a015145007cf545d17378d9'
$Url64 = ''
$ChecksumType64 = 'sha256'
$Checksum64 = '7a112a19d98c4645cf806f857f340c2ad0fd7f45122e1325c97c7c3be2abfdd0'
$InstallationPath = Join-Path $(Get-ToolsLocation) $PackageName
$DataPath = Join-Path $InstallationPath 'data'

Get-ChildItem -Path $InstallationPath -Exclude data -ErrorAction Ignore | Remove-Item -Recurse -Force -ErrorAction Ignore
New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path $InstallationPath -Force -ErrorAction Ignore
New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path $DataPath -Force -ErrorAction Ignore

$PackageArgs = @{
    PackageName    = $PackageName
    Url            = $Url32
    ChecksumType   = $ChecksumType32
    Checksum       = $Checksum32
    Url64          = $Url64
    ChecksumType64 = $ChecksumType64
    Checksum64     = $Checksum64
    UnzipLocation  = $InstallationPath
Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @PackageArgs

$BinPath = Join-Path $InstallationPath "bin\code.cmd"
Install-BinFile -Name Code -Path $BinPath
$BinPath = Join-Path $InstallationPath "Code.exe"
$LinkPath = Join-Path $([Environment]::GetFolderPath("CommonDesktopDirectory")) "Visual Studio Code.lnk"
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -ShortcutFilePath $LinkPath -TargetPath $BinPath -WorkingDirectory $InstallationPath
$PackageName = 'vscode'
$InstallationPath = Join-Path $(Get-ToolsLocation) $PackageName

Remove-Item $InstallationPath -Recurse -Force -ErrorAction Ignore
Uninstall-BinFile -Name 'Code'

$LinkPath = Join-Path $([Environment]::GetFolderPath("CommonDesktopDirectory")) "Visual Studio Code.lnk"
Remove-Item -Path $LinkPath -Force -ErrorAction Ignore

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Visual Studio Code (Portable) 1.55.1 64 Friday, April 9, 2021 Approved
Visual Studio Code (Portable) 1.55.0 92 Thursday, April 1, 2021 Approved
Visual Studio Code (Portable) 1.54.3 191 Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Approved
Visual Studio Code (Portable) 1.53.2 188 Friday, February 12, 2021 Approved
Visual Studio Code (Portable) 1.53.1 49 Wednesday, February 10, 2021 Approved
Visual Studio Code (Portable) 1.53.0 72 Friday, February 5, 2021 Approved
Visual Studio Code (Portable) 1.52.1 291 Thursday, December 17, 2020 Approved

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