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Virtuoso
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Hey all,

Not sure if this has been shared yet or not, but...just stumbled upon this diamond in the rough. Not a fan of AppStudio? Me either. Use this instead for editing:

WebFOCUS VS Code extension (updated with new, better extension link)

Can you say autocomplete, snippets and various keybindings?


 

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Dang!! This extension is AWESOME!! Bringing WF coding out from the dark ages.

Great find CoolGuy!!


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That's nice, but we've had this for a couple of decades in EditPlus. Does the Visual Studio plugin have auto-complete? Type a function name and EditPlus will auto-complete the syntax. The syntax files are user-editable, so you can keep them up-to-date.


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Virtuoso
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Yeah, it's not necessarily a NEW thing, but a lot of people (including me) use or are moving to VSCode for editing.

If you click the link, you'll see the features from the change log on the extension page but more detail is in the code if you navigate to the Github page for it. Not sure how familiar you'd be with Git and Github, but you can do several things. You can create an issue for the extension author/maintainer to add certain functionality you request, you can create a pull request that allows you to make modification that can be committed to the master branch of the project after approval, or you can simply fork the project and modify it to your hearts extent on your own. Your "fork" is your own copy of the project to do what you want with.


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Thanks for sharing this, CoolGuy.

The extension only has snippets and syntax highlighting right now. But I will be adding Intellisense support in the coming weeks.

I am at the the summit right now and cant spend much time on it this week.


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Originally posted by Francis Mariani:
That's nice, but we've had this for a couple of decades in EditPlus.


Thanks for pointing me to EditPlus. I will try and replicate most of the features.

The vscode extension doesnt have autocomplete right now. But that is definitely in the works.


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Hey, no problem! Appreciate you creating the extension. Looking forward to improvements. Have fun at Summit!


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Just an update to this:

My colleague has just released his own extension for WebFOCUS in VS Code onto the VS Marketplace. It has a TON more functionality than the other extension we used to use. Please check it out and give it a spin!

New, far better extension:
https://marketplace.visualstud...Name=steebn.webfocus


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