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Archive for the ‘Visual Studio and tools’ Category

Running Visual Studio Code on macOS from the terminal

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/07/30

For running Visual Studio Code from the terminal, you need to do a few extra steps as from Running Visual Studio Code on macOS: Get Visual Studio Code up and running on Mac (macOS):

Launching from the Command Line

You can also run VS Code from the terminal by typing ‘code’ after adding it to the path:

  1. Launch VS Code.
  2. Open the Command Palette (⇧⌘P) and type ‘shell command’ to find the Shell Command: Install ‘code’ command in PATH command.

macOS shell commands

  • Restart the terminal for the new $PATH value to take effect. You’ll be able to type ‘code .’ in any folder to start editing files in that folder.

Note: If you still have the old code alias in your .bash_profile (or equivalent) from an early VS Code version, remove it and replace it by executing the Shell Command: Install ‘code’ command in PATH command.

To manually add VS Code to your path:

cat << EOF >> ~/.bash_profile
# Add Visual Studio Code (code)
export PATH="\$PATH:/Applications/Visual Studio"

This is what the code command is and does:

$ which code
$ ls -alh `which code`
lrwxr-xr-x  1 jeroenp  admin    68B Apr 16 13:24 /usr/local/bin/code -> /Applications/Visual Studio
$ cat `which code`
#!/usr/bin/env bash
# Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
# Licensed under the MIT License. See License.txt in the project root for license information.

function realpath() { /usr/bin/python -c "import os,sys; print(os.path.realpath(sys.argv[1]))" "$0"; }
CONTENTS="$(dirname "$(dirname "$(dirname "$(dirname "$(realpath "$0")")")")")"
exit $?



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Need to look at monospaced programmers fonts again

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/05/27

At the time of looking, FiraCode would not work in Delphi but would in Visual Studio. Reminder for me to look at it again: [WayBack] GitHub – tonsky/FiraCode: Monospaced font with programming ligatures.

A cool feature of the font is that it has ligatures for common multi-character combinations like := or ...

Back when scheduling this, I was still at Lucida Console because of its large x-height and small line spacing.

It is time to revisit my font choice, so lets include at least these candidates:



Edit 20200527: observations by Uwe Schuster

Posted in .NET, Delphi, Development, Font, Power User, Programmers Font, Software Development, Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio and tools, Visual Studio Code | Leave a Comment »

Reminder: try to get vscode-restructuredtext to fully work – reStructuredText Language Support in Visual Studio Code

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/04/23

I love Visual Studio Code, but my initial tries to get [WayBackGitHub – vscode-restructuredtext/vscode-restructuredtext: reStructuredText Language Support in Visual Studio Code to work partially failed: editing works, but I got a non-descriptive error during preview.

All prerequisites are installed, so I needed to pause that for a while.

I still want it, as out of the box, [WayBack] Markdown editing with Visual Studio Code: Markdown Preview  works fine, but for complicated documents I tend to use reStructuredText.

Initial steps were simple, as per [WayBack] reStructuredText – Visual Studio Marketplace and editing is awesome (thanks to [WayBack] GitHub – lextm/restructuredtext-antlr: ANTLR Grammar for reStructuredText).


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Version Control in Visual Studio Code: view Git output window

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/03/31

Since the Git output by default is not shown, here is how to enable it:

[WayBack] Version Control in Visual Studio Code: Git output window

You can always peek under the hood to see the Git commands we are using. This is helpful if something strange is happening or if you are just curious. :)

To open the Git output window, run View > Output and select Git from the dropdown.

Or shorter on MacOS:

  1. Press CmdShiftP
  2. Type show git output
  3. Press enter


Posted in .NET, Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, git, Software Development, Source Code Management, Visual Studio and tools, Visual Studio Code | Leave a Comment »

MacOS: starting Visual Studio Code from the finder

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/03/26

On MacOS, a long standing wish from many developers has been to open a folder with Visual Studio Code: [WayBack] Mac OS X :: “Open Folder With” VS Code · Issue #1223 · Microsoft/vscode · GitHub.

There are many reasons for wanting this, and other tools can do this too (like Terminal, TextWrangler, Source Tree, Beyond Compare), so I was a bit surprised Visual Studio Code does not have it by default.

After initially being closed, the issue has been open for a while, so I started digging a bit for solutions that are easy to configure or install.

The last one is currently on the top of my list, so I copied and installation instructions, and added a few screenshots to explain the already included video below.

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