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Notepad++ vs Visual Studio Code: What are the differences?

Notepad++: Free source code editor and Notepad replacement. Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License; Visual Studio Code: Build and debug modern web and cloud applications, by Microsoft. Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.

Notepad++ and Visual Studio Code can be primarily classified as "Text Editor" tools.

"Syntax for all languages that i use", "Tabbed ui" and "Great code editor" are the key factors why developers consider Notepad++; whereas "Powerful multilanguage IDE", "Fast" and "Front-end develop out of the box" are the primary reasons why Visual Studio Code is favored.

Visual Studio Code is an open source tool with 79.3K GitHub stars and 11.1K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Visual Studio Code's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Visual Studio Code has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1133 company stacks & 2378 developers stacks; compared to Notepad++, which is listed in 187 company stacks and 499 developer stacks.

Decisions about Notepad++ and Visual Studio Code
Samriddhi Sinha
Data Scientist at Cuddle | 6 upvotes 路 155.7K views

Lightweight and versatile. Huge library of extensions that enable you to integrate a host of services to your development environment. VS Code's biggest strength is its library of extensions which enables it to directly compete with every single major IDE for almost all major programming languages.

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Kamaleshwar BN
Head of Engineering at Dibiz Pte. Ltd. | 12 upvotes 路 353.5K views

Visual Studio Code became famous over the past 3+ years I believe. The clean UI, easy to use UX and the plethora of integrations made it a very easy decision for us. Our gripe with Sublime was probably only the UX side. VSCode has not failed us till now, and still is able to support our development env without any significant effort.

Goland being paid, as well as built only for Go seemed like a significant limitation to not consider it.

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Andrey Ginger
Managing Partner at WhiteLabelDevelopers | 3 upvotes 路 167.8K views

Since communication with Github is not necessary, the Atom is less convenient in working with text and code. Sublim's support and understanding of projects is best for us. Notepad for us is a completely outdated solution with an unacceptable interface. We use a good theme for Sublim ayu-dark

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Pros of Notepad++
Pros of Visual Studio Code
  • 100
    Syntax for all languages that i use
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    Tabbed ui
  • 55
    Great code editor
  • 51
    Fast and lightweight
  • 37
    Plugins
  • 27
    Nice GUI
  • 26
    Regex & Special Character Search & Replace
  • 14
    Fast startup
  • 9
    Themes
  • 9
    Application is free, and plugins are too
  • 5
    Free
  • 3
    100% Free
  • 3
    Very Lightweight
  • 2
    Column selection
  • 1
    Cos it's seck
  • 1
    Nice gui. are you kidding me?
  • 1
    Awesome autocomplete
  • 1
    Easy edit on FTP servers (NppFTP)
  • 301
    Powerful multilanguage IDE
  • 264
    Fast
  • 168
    Front-end develop out of the box
  • 145
    Support TypeScript IntelliSense
  • 121
    Very basic but free
  • 99
    Git integration
  • 85
    Intellisense
  • 69
    Faster than Atom
  • 40
    Better ui, easy plugins, and nice git integration
  • 36
    Great Refactoring Tools
  • 34
    Superb markdown support
  • 32
    Good Plugins
  • 26
    Terminal
  • 21
    Large & up-to-date extension community
  • 18
    Open Source
  • 17
    Extensions
  • 16
    Portable
  • 15
    Powerful and fast
  • 15
    Awesome UI
  • 13
    Built on Electron
  • 12
    Best code editor
  • 11
    Open, cross-platform, fast, monthly updates
  • 10
    Crossplatform
  • 10
    Easy to get started with
  • 9
    Extensible
  • 9
    Best editor
  • 9
    Lots of extensions
  • 9
    All Languages Support
  • 8
    Extensions for everything
  • 8
    Good for begginers
  • 8
    Easy to use and learn
  • 8
    Ui design is great
  • 7
    Totally customizable
  • 7
    Great community
  • 7
    "fast, stable & easy to use"
  • 7
    Faster edit for slow computer
  • 7
    Git out of the box
  • 7
    Useful for begginer
  • 7
    It has terminal and there are lots of shortcuts in it
  • 6
    Great language support
  • 6
    SSH support
  • 5
    Great document formater
  • 5
    Powerful Debugger
  • 5
    Works With Almost EveryThing You Need
  • 5
    She is not Rachel
  • 5
    Fast Startup
  • 4
    Awesome multi cursor support
  • 4
    Easy azure
  • 4
    Features rich
  • 4
    Python extension is fast
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    Extension Echosystem
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    Language server client
  • 4
    SFTP Workspace
  • 4
    Can compile and run .py files
  • 4
    VSCode.pro Course makes it easy to learn
  • 3
    Has more than enough languages for any developer
  • 3
    Has better support and more extentions for debugging
  • 3
    'batteries included'
  • 3
    Excellent as git difftool and mergetool
  • 2
    VS Code Server: Browser version of VS Code
  • 2
    Better autocompletes than Atom
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    CMake support with autocomplete
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    Emmet preinstalled
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    Virtualenv integration
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    More tools to integrate with vs
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    Fast and ruby is built right in
  • 1
    Very proffesional
  • 1
    Light

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Cons of Notepad++
Cons of Visual Studio Code
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    Can't open large files
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    Can't install more advanced packets
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    No default plugin manager
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    Slow startup
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    Resource hog at times
  • 14
    Poor refactoring
  • 9
    Poor UI Designer
  • 8
    Weak Ui design tools
  • 5
    Poor autocomplete
  • 4
    Poor in PHP
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    Microsoft
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    Poor at Python
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    Poor in Python
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    Dilshad
  • 1
    Super Slow

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What is Notepad++?

Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.

What is Visual Studio Code?

Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.

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What are some alternatives to Notepad++ and Visual Studio Code?
Sublime Text
Sublime Text is available for OS X, Windows and Linux. One license is all you need to use Sublime Text on every computer you own, no matter what operating system it uses. Sublime Text uses a custom UI toolkit, optimized for speed and beauty, while taking advantage of native functionality on each platform.
Atom
At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it.
UltraEdit
It is a powerful, fast, and secure text editor whose helpful features make every day life easier for any user type and programming language. Windows, Mac, Linux.
Vim
Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set. Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is distributed free as charityware.
Emacs
GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor鈥攁nd more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing.
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