Installing Visual Studio Code on Raspberry Pi

Below are the quick steps to install Visual Studio Code (VSCode) IDE on a Raspberry Pi device,

  • Step 1: Make sure you are running Raspberry Pi OS
  • Step 2: Open the Terminal App.
  • Step 3: Run the below commands,

      To update apt package manager:

      sudo apt update

      To install Visual Studio Code:

      sudo apt install code

  • Step 4: Once the installation is complete, you will find Visual Studio Code installed under Programming menu option.

VS Code System requirements:

Raspberry Pi models running 32-bit or 64-bit versions of Raspberry Pi OS:

  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B/B+

  • Raspberry Pi 4 Model B

  • Raspberry Pi 400

Note: 1st Gen Raspberry Pi modules and Pi Zero are not supported!

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