VS Code 1.45 speeds up syntax highlighting and supports GitHub authentication
Microsoft has released the latest version of its free source code editor Visual Studio Code. The April 2020 update adds accessibility features and faster syntax highlighting. It also improves GitHub integration for automatic GitHub authentication. Let’s take a closer look.
The monthly update of VS Code has been announced. Visual Studio Code 1.45 comes with lots of new features and improvements that the team was working on in April, and has received positive feedback on Twitter:
📢 The April release of @code is out!
— Visual Studio Code (@code) May 7, 2020
Syntax highlighting, GitHub authentication & more
Visual Studio Code 1.45 adds several new features for the editor. For example, syntax highlighting should now run up to three times faster. This is accomplished by using a new WebAssembly binding that is optimized for VS Code’s TextMate interpreter.
As a new language feature, VS Code now shows the current TypeScript version in the status bar. This works when you are focused on a TypeScript file, and looks like this, as shown in the release notes:
GitHub integration has been upgraded as well: VS Code now comes with automatic GitHub authentication for clone, pull, and push against public and private GitHub repositories. This also applies to Git commands in the Integrated Terminal such as
git push. The terminal authentication integration can be disabled via the
git.terminalAuthentication setting, andGitHub authentication can be disabled via the