I have Visual Studio 2015 installed and when I launch a command prompt on Windows, it’s generally the Visual Studio 2015 Developer Command prompt (in fact, I have it pinned to my Windows 10 task bar).
On Windows, using Visual Studio Code 1.7+, pressing SHIFT+CTRL+C opens a Windows Command prompt from the root directory of your opened folder. It’s super useful.
I wanted the Developer Command prompt to open instead of a standard command prompt.
To change that, open the User Settings:
Add the following:
"terminal.external.windowsExec": "C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\\Common7\\Tools\\VsDevCmd.bat"
Of course, you can use other batch or command files to customize the prompt. I just wanted all of the standard developer tools I have installed to be available.