Create a C# Project with Visual Studio Code
In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a C# project and run it in Visual Studio Code.
There are three pre-requisites before you can actually get started with this tutorial.
- Install Visual Studio Code.
- Install .Net Core.
- Install C# plugin for Visual Studio Code.
Once all the above requirements are met, we can proceed with the following steps to create a C# project and run it in Visual Studio Code.
1. Open Visual Studio Code
Start Visual Studio Code and you see a Welcome page. Click on
Open folder... link under Start section or click on Explorer present in the left panel and click on
Open Folder button.
2. Visual Studio Code – Create C# Project – Open Folder
Navigate to the folder in which you would like create project and create a new folder which will be your project. In this tutorial, we will create a C# project named HelloWorld. After you create the folder, click on
Select Folder button.
3. Visual Studio Code – C# – Terminal
The project is created and the same appears under EXPLORER panel. Now we need to open a new terminal to run some commands to initialize our project and get all the dependencies. Under the Terminal menu, click on New Terminal.
Terminal – dotnet new console
Run the command
dotnet new console in the terminal. It will create the files ProjectName.csproj where ProjectName is the name of the folder we created for this project, Program.cs, and the dependencies in obj folder.
Program.cs contains code to print
Hello World to print to the console. In the Output section, it is logged that all the required C# dependencies are installed.
4. Terminal – dotnet run
Now, we run the project by running the command
dotnet run in the terminal.
The project is run and the string is output to the console.
In this C# Tutorial, We have successfully created the C# project in Visual Studio Code editor.