Just want to give a shout-out to the wonderful folks at Microsoft and elsewhere who have gotten a Visual Studio Code Insiders build created for Windows on ARM64, which runs natively on the Surface Pro X and other ARM64 machines.
It’s still not listed in the regular downloads but it works for me when installed directly, and should auto-update with further Insiders releases. :)
The x86 build ran acceptably for some light development on the Surface Pro X in emulation, but the native build feels a *lot* faster. Starts up instantly, no longer so sluggish to scroll or wait for linter updates.
Now all I need is Docker for Win10/ARM64 and for WSL2 to fix the ARM64 performance problems with Hyper-V. :)