I’ve been unsuccessfully attempting to download VS code (the purple one with c#not the blue one)
I have the blue one that ones good for javascript. im getting error 10661 everysingle time I try to launch the purple one from My macbook pro

Are you trying to download the right version, it’s buried in the bottom of the All Downloads section towards the foot of the page.

Another issue you may be facing is because MS are discontinuing support of it for Mac later this year in favour of VS Code (the blue one)

hope that helps