Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code 1.68, released on June 9, offers features ranging from identifying rejected extensions to visualizing the Markdown connection check.

Also known as the May 2022 edition of the editor, Visual Studio Code 1.68 can be downloaded for Windows, Linux and Mac from Visual Studio Code website.

With the May 2022 release, Visual Studio Code will now identify withdrawn extensions and inform the user in the extension view whether the extension is no longer supported, or withdrawn in favor of another extension, or withdrawn because its functionality is built into VS Code. VS Code will not automatically migrate or uninstall an outdated extension. A migration button will guide users to the recommended extension.

Visual Studio Code will now allow users to sponsor their favorite extensions through the Sponsor button, which directs users to the extension’s sponsorship URL.

The Markdown link validation feature introduced in the preview phase has an editor that analyzes Markdown links to headers, images, and other local files. Invalid links will be reported as warnings or errors. This capability is designed to capture errors involving adding an invalid file link or image reference. By default, users can try connection verification through setup "markdown.experimental.validate.enabled": true. Confirmation of the connection can also be customized. The creators of VS Code have also added experimental support for embedding images or links to files in Markdown.

Visual Studio Code 1.68 adds a new ability to switch the view mode of the Problems between tree and table panel. Compared to the tree view, the table displays the language service or extension of each problem, which allows users to filter problems by their source. Developers can switch the user interface of the view with the “View as table / View as tree” button in the upper right corner of the “Problems” panel or change the default view mode with the “Problems: Default view mode” setting.

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