First released in 1997 by Microsoft, Visual Studio started as a code editor for Visual Basic and Visual C++, and is now used extensively for .NET and C# programming. With the help of its extension marketplace and support for 35+ coding languages, Visual Studio is now one of the most widely used IDEs. Visual Studio ships with an integrated debugger and terminal, UI designer, and more to improve developer productivity. Visual Studio also brings in modern development features like IntelliSense autocomplete, Live Share collaboration tool, and integrated version control, in addition to a robust extension marketplace of over 10k extensions. Here's how to get started:
- Visit the Visual Studio Code extension marketplace and search for Code Time. Click Download to install the Code Time extension to the Visual Studio IDE.
- After installation, open Code Time in the sidebar and follow the Getting Started prompts to create a new account, or click Log in to sign into an existing account.
- Configure Flow Mode by clicking the gear icon in the sidebar. With Flow Mode, you can protect your time and improve your productivity right inside Visual Studio Code.