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Microsoft Visual Studio Code Editor Is Based On Google Chromium

April 26, 2017
Microsoft Visual Studio Code editor is designed and developed using Google's Chromium. The code editor is exclusively designed for Windows, OS X, and Linux. If you are unaware, the editor is a smart text editor with IntelliSense support and GIT integration. Moreover, it also includes several features especially useful for developers.

According to reports, Microsoft Visual Studio Code editor is developed based on Chromium, which is the open-source version of Google Chrome. Interestingly, the Redmond-based giant hasn't disclosed the backend process used to develop Visual Studio Code during the launch.

Microsoft Visual Studio Code editor is designed using Electron, which is an open source desktop application framework developed by GitHub. The Electron makes use of HTML5, JavaScript, and io.js including other popular web-based technologies. 

You should note that GitHub includes an Electron-based editor named Atom. The VS Code is based on Atom as well. Moreover, VS Code is designed in such a way that it should be cross-platform just like Atom.

According to Ars Technica, the Visual Studio Code is not developed based on the Atom editor. Actually, the editor makes use of Monaco, which is also employed in Visual Studio Online.