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How to install Vscode on android

Josias Aurel on May 19, 2020

Hello there. Today (about an hour ago) I tried something cool. As the title says it. I will show you how to install visual studio code (code Oss) o...
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mrarmyant

Now for bonus points, how do I install node to that ubuntu instance, and map/mount the sd card :D

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Sajid1500 • Edited

Any idea how to install code server directly on termux home or make a link for my files to Ubuntu? All of my project folders, packages, modules are in termux home directory which can't seem to be accessed using code server.

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Personally I have never tried. You could do so :). I don't use the vscode that much tho

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Sajid1500

Which code editor are you then using?

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Josias Aurel

Vim/Emacs

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Sajid1500

Just to let you know, there is also an vs code clone on playstore named VHS code. If you want you could also make a article on that so others can benefit from it.

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Is there?

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Sajid1500

Here's the link. It has bugs though. play.google.com/store/apps/details.... If you want you code check out these two apps. Acode and spck code editor.

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VHS code seems to work fine. It's basically just a wrapper for termux running code-server. Which is great actually. There will be lots of input bugs on phones because Monaco doesn't really support touch screens and phone keyboards for some reason. But physical keyboards or Samsung Dex should work well

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Sajid1500 • Edited

Install codeboard or hacker's keyboard. You should not have any typing issues after that.

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Well, I might have tiny-screen issues on my phone. I'm just excited to have the option to dev for real on Android. It will go well with windowing, laptops, tablets etc

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Sajid1500

yeap. Dev for real? Well, I use it an alternative till I get a new pc. It still lacks a lot of things.

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Seanmclem • Edited

Well primarily I use Windows, Linux, Mac OS, and even chrome os, but this is a nice step towards making Android a viable platform to develop on

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Sajid1500

True

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I ended up installing code-server in a cloud provider I had and installed the site as a pwa on the phone. Having the full linux bash in the terminal is nice and it requires less work compiling weird projects. The next step would be to create a vpn so the phone could share a connection to another network (or if it was run on a laptop) to access things on a local network (I'm an IoT dev)

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calag4n • Edited

Those crazy things we can acheive nowadays ! 😅

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Josias Aurel

Yeah it's cool

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Erik Muir

I'd love to see an update to this article using the newest version of code-server.

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Sungmin Woo

This is beautiful! Now my Galaxy Tap is a full-fledged dev machine. I'd never imagined I could do genuine C++ development on Android.

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Josias Aurel

That's exciting. I can now write C/C++ and even Rust on my phone ðŸĪŠ

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GokuNik

This was helpful but how can i run cpp on it?

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Josias Aurel

Hi, as visual studio code is running inside termux, you can technically run any command from vscode terminal and it will get executed in termux. Just make sure you have clang or gcc installed.

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rodrigozan

Uou... Thanks for this! o/

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satrujit11

My python extensions are not installing ... it's shows an error telling that ...this extension is not compatible for this version..how do I install the latest version of it

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I think that could be expected as the extension builds are designed to run on some specific platforms. It is possible to modify the extension to run on aarchthough