Visual Studio Code 1.68 identifies deprecated extensions

Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code 1.68, released June 9, offers features ranging from identifying deprecated extensions to previewing Markdown link validation.

Also known as the May 2022 release of the editor, Visual Studio Code 1.68 can be downloaded for Windows, Linux, and Mac from the Visual Studio Code website.

With the May 2022 release, Visual Studio Code will now identify deprecated extensions and notify the user in the Extensions view if the extension is no longer maintained, or is deprecated in favor of another extension, or is deprecated because its functionality was built. in VS Code. VS Code will not automatically migrate or uninstall an outdated extension. A Migrate button will guide users to switch to the recommended extension.

Visual Studio Code will now allow users to sponsor their favorite extensions, via a Sponsor button directing users to the extension’s referral URL.

The Markdown Link Validation feature, introduced in a preview phase, allows the editor to analyze Markdown links to headers, images, and other local files. Invalid links will be reported as warnings or errors. This feature is intended to catch errors involving adding an invalid file link or image reference. Disabled by default, users can try link validation by setting "markdown.experimental.validate.enabled": true. Link validation can also be customized. VS Code builders also added experimental paste support for inserting images or file links in Markdown.

Visual Studio Code 1.68 adds new functionality to switch the Issues panel display mode between a tree view and a table. Against the tree, the table shows the language service or extension for each issue, allowing users to filter issues by their source. Developers can toggle the UI view with the “View as Table/View as Tree” button at the top right of the Issues panel or change the default view mode with the “Issues” setting. : default display mode”.

Also in Visual Studio Code 1.68:

  • The Configure Display Language command has been updated, with features including an Available Language section that shows which languages ​​are not installed on a machine. Selecting one will install it automatically.
  • The settings editor now shows a default value override indicator for language-specific settings.
  • A git.branchProtection The setting allows developers to configure specific Git branches to protect. VS Code will avoid committing to protected branches directly and instead offer to create a new branch to commit to.
  • For Visual Studio Code for the web, initial localization support has been introduced.
  • TypeScript 7.3, which comes with the editor, brings improved control flow parsing and support for ECMAScript module support in Node.js.

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Briana R. Cross