Visual Studio Code 1.61, introduced on October 7, offers the ability to open side-by-side editors for the same file.
The new split editor functionality is enabled by the “Split in Group” command, which splits the editor in two without the need for a second editor group. Developers can also switch the layout between vertical or horizontal splitting via the Toggle Layout button.
Visual Studio Code 1.61, also known as the September 2021 release, can be downloaded from the Visual Studio website. Other capabilities in Visual Studio Code 1.61 include:
- Improved viewing of deleted and read-only files.
- Support for primitive bracket pair guides, to display vertical guides for connecting matching bracket pairs.
- Fixed terminal dimensions, allowing developers to adjust the width and height of the active terminal.
- For groups locked editors, the Settings experience has been improved to easily select an editor that will automatically lock the group on opening.
- Platform-specific extensions, with the ability to deploy different extensions for Windows, macOS and Linux. These extensions are useful if the extension contains platform-specific libraries or dependencies.
- a virtual workspaces The extension guide helps addon authors to test and update their extension when running VS Code in virtual environments.
- Documentation of advanced configuration of containers Provides tips and code examples for setting up development containers.