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Discussion on: Developing C++ with Visual Studio Code

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Ted Larsson

I´m a complete beginner at coding and is looking for a nice and simple IDE to use, I´m currently using ms visual studio but i want to find a more lightweight IDE for storage reasons. I tried vscode a bit, i managed to install a compiler but then all of a sudden i needed to edit json files and such things and i have no idea how to do that. I looked at youtube videos but learning all that AND c++ was too much information at once. I´m learning to program in c++ at the moment and will be moving on to c# in a few weeks, does this method make it easier to compile and debug projects? or is there another IDE you can recommend?

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ACharLuk Author

If you know how to install your compiler it is much faster to develop with VSCode and this extension imo, it has intellisense and automatic project creation!

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Ted Larsson

I've managed to install the compiler but when it comes to configuring .json files and such things I'm lost.

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ACharLuk Author

If you create the project using Easy C++ you don't need to set up any json file yourself, you press F1, search for Easy C++ create new project and it will set everything up. A couple of buttons will show up at the bottom bar for building and running the project.

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Ted Larsson

Allright I'll look in to it 😊👍🏻