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James Crowther

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VS Code Extension for PxPlus
« on: November 12, 2020, 01:20:32 PM »
I would like to edit PxPlus code using VS Code with some form of syntax highlighting.  Has anyone created a VS Code extension for PxPlus?

VS Code uses Textmate Grammar for syntax highlighting if anyone has a Textmate file that would save me some time.

Google did not produce much other than a vim syntax file created in 2005.

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Re: VS Code Extension for PxPlus
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2020, 02:32:47 PM »
I second this wish
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Re: VS Code Extension for PxPlus
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2020, 03:39:02 PM »
For the longest time I have been command line 'ride or die', but Visual Studio Code provides so many features I get used to when working with other languages I have decided to put something together for it.

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Re: VS Code Extension for PxPlus
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2020, 09:41:45 AM »
I am also looking for an extension for Visual Studio Code and actually started creating an extension at one time, but unfortunately time has not been a luxury.
The closest extension I could find is the Pick Basic extension.  I was using it as the basis for the extension I was creating

Would love to have a PxPlus extension as add on for Visual Studio Code!

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Re: VS Code Extension for PxPlus
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2020, 10:02:16 AM »
I have also been kicking around the idea of creating something for VS Code. Is there any interest in starting a project on GitHub so we can all contribute?

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Re: VS Code Extension for PxPlus
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2020, 10:19:04 AM »
Let me also say, my desire to use VS Code is not because PxPlus is lacking features or has a poor IDE, but because I maintain web apps that heavily use JavaScript, HTML, and CSS with PxPlus on the server-side. It would be nice to use VS Code for editing all code in one place. My PxPlus needs (in this case) are for pure web server programs. I don't see myself using VS Code for editing Nomads forms, data dictionary, etc.; for those purposes the current PxPlus tools work perfectly.

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Re: VS Code Extension for PxPlus
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2020, 03:43:08 PM »
I like Jeff's idea of putting it in Github where everyone can contribute.  I personally don't have experience setting up a project in Github.  The concept of it being community owned it good and will be easier to keep current.

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Re: VS Code Extension for PxPlus
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2020, 01:10:57 AM »
I have also been kicking around the idea of creating something for VS Code. Is there any interest in starting a project on GitHub so we can all contribute?

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