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Change Visual Studio Code UI language


Visual Studio Code ships by default with English as the display language. Other languages rely on Language Pack extensions available from the Marketplace. VS Code detects the operating system’s UI language and will prompt you to install the appropriate Language Pack. If available on the Marketplace. After installing the Language Pack extension and following the prompt to restart. VS Code will use the Language Pack matching your operating system’s UI language. When this is done, your UI will be displayed in the language you have just installed. If you do not want Visual Studio Code in this language. Please follow these steps to change the Visual Studio Code UI language. Kindly refer to these related guides: Python Automation in Windows with Visual Studio Code, how to deploy your Angular App to Azure from Visual Studio Code, and how to Setup SonarLint in VS Code for your App Project.

How to Change Visual Studio Code UI language

You can also override the default UI language by explicitly setting the VS Code display language. By using the Configure Display Language command as discussed below. Here is a guide on how to use Netstat.exe to confirm which Program uses or blocks a port.

To change the display language, open VScode, and Press F1 and type ‘display’. here is an interesting guide: How to install Cypress on Windows and perform first Automation test, and how to implement Interactive Authentication using MSAL dotNET.

Instead of pressing F1 on your keyboard, you can alternatively press Ctrl+Shift+P to bring up the Command Palette then start typing "display" to filter and display the Configure Display Language command.

Choose ‘Configure display language’. Sorry, this is in German. This is what we need to change to English! Here are some related Veeam guides: Fix critical Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5, 10, and 11 vulnerabilities, Veeam Certified Architect: A review of the VMCA Training & Certification, and how to setup Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure [Part 1].


Select your language. On top are installed languages, and below are other languages. The one you select will be installed as an extension. I will select English.


Accept to restart


As you can see, the VS code is available in English again.


 Install additional languages

If you wish to install additional languages, please the option to install more Language Packs from the Marketplace, or select a different locale one from the list. Changing the locale requires a restart of VS Code as shown below.

Select any of the available languages and install. You will be prompted to restart when you select a locale. Here are some other related guides. How to deploy a function app from Visual Studio to Azure Platform, how to deploy a function app from Visual Studio to Azure Platform, and how to deploy a function app from Visual Studio to Azure Platform.


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