The Visual Studio Code 1.64 release, aka the January 2022 release, brings improvements ranging from a new side panel to the ability to create auto-responses to common terminal prompts. The release also updates the web version of the code editor with support for signed GitHub commits.
With the update, commits created in the online editor are now signed and marked as verified in the GitHub UI. Maintainers can commit to pulling requests submitted from forks when using the web version of VS Code.
This is due to the new GitHub GraphQL
createCommitOnBranch APIs. Additionally, the Source Control view now supports multiple selection. VS Code for the Web also bundles pre-release versions of the GitHub pull request and issues and GitHub repositories expansions.
Other new features and enhancements in Visual Studio Code 1.64 include a layout option, panel alignment, which allows users to configure how far the bottom panel extends across a window.
This is in addition to the side panel, a surface in the workbench opposite the sidebar, where developers can host sidebar or bottom panel views. More sets of views can be seen at a time.
Meanwhile, an Audio Cues feature indicates whether the current line has certain markers, such as errors, breakpoints, or bent text boxes. These are played when the main cursor changes line or when a marker is added to the current line. Guides are enabled automatically when a screen reader is connected, but can also be enabled manually.
Going deeper, the generic debugger now supports viewing and editing binary data (aka “memory”), the built-in Markdown extension now includes the IntelliSense path for images and links while the settings editor Now searches for string value matches in string and enum parameters when searching.
Additionally, Settings Sync can now sync user tasks and Unicode highlighting has been improved, with settings to better handle false positives.
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