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Archive for the ‘Visual Studio Code’ Category

Editors (including visual studio code – VSCode): insert tab character manually – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/11/11

Sometimes you are in search of a real TAB character, as most editors (except a few like the ones for Golang) I bump into are space-based. A great answer at [WayBack] visual studio code – VSCode insert tab character manually – Stack Overflow:

Quick-and-dirty solution: Find a tab somewhere else, then copy-paste.

Chances are that you already have a tab character in the file you are editing, but if not you can generate one in another application or text editor.

You can also generate a tab programmatically in a bash shell with the following command (the brackets are optional):

echo -e [\\t]

For your more immediate needs, I have inserted a tab character below…

    There is a tab character between these brackets: [ ]

–jeroen

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Visual Studio Code on Mac and Linux can also use the mssql extension

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/09/29

Cool, this works in a Mac and Linux too: mssql extension for VS Code.

Links:

–jeroen

Posted in .NET, Database Development, Development, Software Development, SQL Server, Visual Studio and tools, Visual Studio Code | Leave a Comment »

PlantUML – Visual Studio Marketplace

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/08/12

This and built-in markdown support made the switch to Visual Studio code from Atom.io so much easier: [WayBack] PlantUML – Visual Studio Marketplace.

Atom.io was already on my list of tools to say good bye to: though a good project to show the versatility of the Electron Framework, over time – like Google Chrome – it had become a memory and CPU hog and a drag to use and update.

Integrating debuggers and other parts of the development life cycle involved too much fuzz, for which Visual Studio code (also known as vscode) was much easier from the start.

Probably Visual Studio code did not suffer from what the Dutch call Law of the handicap of a head start: it is much more responsive and versatile than Atom.io. Also the plugins – despite having come to the market later – feel way more mature in Visual Studio code than Atom.io.

Finally, the PlantUML support extension for vscode is so much nicer than in Atom.io, it for instance supports live updating and in addition to local rendering, rendering through a PlantUML server (see [WayBack] GitHub – plantuml/plantuml-server: PlantUML Online Server).

Source code is at [WayBack] GitHub – qjebbs/vscode-plantuml: Rich PlantUML support for Visual Studio Code.

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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:

–jeroen

related:

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).

–jeroen

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