The problem you have encountered is not a defect in Aspose.Words. The problem occurs because for some reason Visual Studio Code does not copy SkiaSharp native assets to the output directory. If you build the project in Visual Studio in the ‘bin’ directory there is ‘runtimes’ folder that contains native assets. However, Visual Studio Code ignores ‘runtimes’ folder and does not copy it. I managed to work this problem around by adding an instruction into .csproj file to copy libskiasharp.dll into the output directory.
<ReferenceCopyLocalPaths Include="$([System.Environment]::GetFolderPath(SpecialFolder.UserProfile))\.nuget\packages\skiasharp\18.104.22.168\runtimes\win-x64\native\libSkiaSharp.dll" />
But this is definitely a bug in Visual Studio Code. I am going to close the defect created by Tahir as Not a Bug. Please let me know if you need more assistance.