Currently I have a ubuntu terminal that I downloaded from the MS store. I would like to be able to edit code without using nano/vim/emacs. Is this possible? Can I use an external editor like visual studio or something of the like?
You are asking about code editors under Ubuntu/WSL.
You may want text apps or graphical apps. And you need to specify the language your code uses.
If Eclipse works for you, this may be useful
Otherwise, this may be helpful
WSL-OPEN FOR THE WIN!!
in WSL, set your default editor to WSL-OPEN:
This will automatically translate the file to your default windows app for the associated EXT.