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To write Assembly language code in Visual Studio Code, you'll need to install an extension that supports Assembly syntax highlighting and debugging. One popular extension for this purpose is called "Assembly" and it can be found in the Visual Studio Code marketplace.

Here are the steps to install the "Assembly" extension in Visual Studio Code:

  1. Open Visual Studio Code.
  2. Click on the "Extensions" icon on the left sidebar or press Ctrl+Shift+X (Windows/Linux) or Cmd+Shift+X (Mac) to open the Extensions view.
  3. In the search bar, type "Assembly" and press Enter.
  4. Look for the "Assembly" extension in the search results and click on the "Install" button next to it.
  5. Once the installation is complete, you can close the Extensions view.

With the "Assembly" extension installed, you can now create and edit Assembly language files in Visual Studio Code. The extension provides syntax highlighting, code snippets, and other helpful features for writing Assembly code.

To run and debug Assembly code in Visual Studio Code, you'll need to set up a debugger. One popular debugger is called "GDB" (GNU Debugger), which can be used for Assembly code written for x86 architecture.

Here are the steps to set up the GDB debugger in Visual Studio Code:

  1. Install GDB on your system if you haven't already. You can usually install it through your system's package manager.
  2. Open your Assembly code file in Visual Studio Code.
  3. Click on the "Run and Debug" icon on the left sidebar or press Ctrl+Shift+D (Windows/Linux) or Cmd+Shift+D (Mac) to open the Run and Debug view.
  4. Click on the gear icon to open the launch.json file.
  5. In the launch.json file, replace the contents with the following configuration for GDB:
    "version": "0.2.0",
    "configurations": [
            "name": "Debug with GDB",
            "type": "cppdbg",
            "request": "launch",
            "program": "${workspaceFolder}/your_assembly_program.exe",
            "args": [],
            "stopAtEntry": false,
            "cwd": "${workspaceFolder}",
            "environment": [],
            "externalConsole": true,
            "MIMode": "gdb",
            "miDebuggerPath": "gdb"

Replace "your_assembly_program.exe" with the path to your Assembly program's executable file. 6. Save the launch.json file. 7. Set breakpoints in your Assembly code by clicking in the gutter next to the line numbers. 8. Click on the green play button in the Run and Debug view to start debugging.

Now you should be able to run and debug your Assembly code using the GDB debugger in Visual Studio Code.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions.