Visual Studio Code Usage

Last update: 10 Dec 2019 [History] [Edit]

Introduction

Visual Studio Code is an ever more popular code editor these days, and its usage is very much encouraged for ATLAS code development. It can help significantly when writing C++ and Python code using Microsoft’s IntelliSense code parser. It can provide syntax highlighting for practically all programming languages available, and can even provide instant rendering for Markdown files, which can be very useful when editing README.md files for instance.

The following pages describe best practices for using VS Code while developing ATLAS offline/trigger/analysis software.