Install Visual Studio Code on Nintendo Switch
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code is a free source-code editor made by Microsoft.
Features include support for debugging, syntax highlighting, intelligent code completion, snippets, code refactoring, and embedded Git
Note: If you are using Raspberry Pi OS, you don't need to install this app. Just run "sudo apt install code" in the terminal. Pi-Apps will still continue to ship VSCode so that non-PiOS users can still have access to it.
To run: Menu -> Programming -> Visual Studio Code
To run in a terminal: code
Fortunately, Visual Studio Code is very easy to install on your Nintendo Switch in just two steps.
- Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Nintendo Switch.
- Use Pi-Apps to install Visual Studio Code.
For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Switchroot L4T Ubuntu, which is currently version 5.1.0 Ubuntu Bionic.
Visual Studio Code will run on L4T Ubuntu ARM64.
Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Nintendo Switch with just a few clicks.
Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Botspot/pi-apps/master/install | bash
Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here: https://github.com/Botspot/pi-apps
Install Visual Studio Code
Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Visual Studio Code.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:
Then click on the Programming category.
Now scroll down to find Visual Studio Code in the list.
Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Visual Studio Code for you!