June 11, 2021

Visual Studio Code adds Workplace Trust for code editing safety

The latest version of Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code editor, Version 1.57, is now available, with code execution security a key capability.

Published June 10 and also known as the May 2021 release of the source code editor, Visual Studio Code 1.57 can be downloaded from visualstudio.com for Windows, Linux, and Mac. A Workplace Trust capability in the upgrade is intended to provide for safe browsing and editing of code, regardless of the source or original authors. Workplace Trust lets developers decide whether project folders should allow or restrict automatic code execution. With Workplace Trust, an extra layer of security is provided when working with unfamiliar code when a workspace is open in Restricted Mode. This mode tries to prevent automatic code execution by disabling or limiting the operation of several VS Code features, including tasks, debugging, workspace settings, and extensions.

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