I already had VS Code. Do I need the one recommended for C++?

I already had Visual Studio Code for other stuff I had been doing but I’m now here to learn C++ and the course immediately recommended VS Code and I downloaded a professional version which I’m pretty sure is just gonna be similar. Do I need anything other than a basic VS Code version with the C/C++ extension?

which course please? where did you see this recommendation?

Do you mean Visual Studio vs. Visual Studio Code?
Visual Studio is much more heavyduty, and is more appropriate for C++

I think they have a similar UI, but they are different, Visual Studio Code is much less overwhelming

Right here. Turns out I do not it for the Developer Powershell