Welcome to the May 2021 release of Visual Studio Code. There are a number of updates in this version that we hope you will like, some of the key highlights include:
Join us live at the VS Code team's livestream on Thursday, June 10 at 8am Pacific (4pm London) to see a demo of what's new in this release, and ask us questions live.
Insiders: Want to try new features as soon as possible? You can download the nightly Insiders build and try the latest updates as soon as they are available.
Visual Studio Code takes security seriously and wants to help you safely browse and edit code no matter the source or authors. The Workspace Trust feature lets you decide whether your project folders should allow or restrict automatic code execution.
It's great that there is so much source code available on public repositories and file shares. No matter the coding task or problem, there is probably already a good solution available somewhere. However, using open-source code and tools does have risks and you can leave yourself open to malicious code execution and exploits.
Workspace Trust provides an extra layer of security when working with unfamiliar code by preventing automatic code execution when a workspace is open in Restricted Mode.