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Added instructions to install, build, and compile as well as screenshots in the readme :)
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Transparent Visual Studio Code - Open Source ("Code - OSS")

Build Status Feature Requests Bugs Gitter

The goal of this fork is to make a version of vscode that can have fully working window transparency and nice effects to go with that.

Building And Running

If the instructions below fail


  1. navigate to the project cd vscode
  2. install dependencies with yarn
  3. build project: yarn watch


  • Linux / macOS: ./scripts/
  • Windows: .\scripts\code.bat


vscode can be packaged for: win32-ia32 | win32-x64 | darwin | linux-ia32 | linux-x64 | linux-arm

  • gulp is used to package

    • vscode-[platform]: Builds a packaged version for [platform]
    • vscode-[platform]-min: Builds a packaged and minified version for [platform]
      • Note: may need to add --max-old-space-size=6500 to limit the memory used in packaging, my computer crashed a few times trying to package without that flag
  • Microsoft Documentation for Cross Compiling Debian Based Linux

Example: Packaging for Arch Linux:

  • vscode-linux-x64-min

Current Transparent Themes

  • dark vs, dark plus
  • monokai


Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Licensed under the MIT license.

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