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Archive for the ‘Visual Studio Code’ Category

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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Posted in .NET, Development, Lightweight markup language, reStructuredText, Software Development, Visual Studio and tools, Visual Studio Code | Leave a Comment »

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

–jeroen

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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Use the Visual Studio Code mssql extension for SQL Server | Microsoft Docs

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/02/13

Since I really want to switch most of my SSMS usage to a tool being less resource intensive, as a truckload of my work is just running scripts, not browsing through data: [WayBackUse the Visual Studio Code mssql extension for SQL Server | Microsoft Docs

This tutorial shows how to use the mssql extension for VS Code. This extension allows you to edit and run Transact-SQL scripts in VS Code.

This will also make it a lot easier to run my code from a Mac.

–jeroen

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

 
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