Visual D 1.0.0 released

Rainer Schuetze r.sagitario at
Sat Jul 4 15:42:24 UTC 2020

On 04/07/2020 17:16, Arafel wrote:
> On 4/7/20 15:00, Rainer Schuetze wrote:
>> Hello,
>> after having passed the 10 year anniversary of public availability
>> recently, it is finally time to release version 1.0 of Visual D, the
>> Visual Studio extension that adds D language support to VS 2008-2019.
>> You can find the installer at
>> Highlights from this release:
>> - semantic engine based on dmd front end now enabled by default and
>> updated to 2.092. If you are low on memory or run a 32-bit Windows, you
>> should switch back to the legacy engine.
>> - debugger extension mago will now evaluate struct or class properties
>> (methods or fields) __debugOverview, __debugExpanded and __debugTextView
>> to customize the debugger display. mago can even display forward ranges
>> as a list, but that is currently rather slow, so it is disabled by
>> default (see debugger options).
>> - the bar on the top of the edit window now displays the current edit
>> scope and allows faster navigation within a source file (needs the dmd
>> based engine)
>> - ever wondered how to navigate to the type of a variable declared by
>> `auto` inference? clicking an identifier in a tool tip from intellisense
>> will now jump to its definition (only with the dmd based engine)
>> See for
>> the complete list of changes.
>> Cheers,
>> Rainer
> Looks great!
> I could only see windows installers though, and at first sight it seems
> to be Win only... is there any chance it would work with VSCode for
> linux / VSCodium (even if built manually)?

Indeed, this is Windows only. Visual Studio Code is a different platform
than Visual Studio. Not sure why Microsoft named them so that they are
easily confused.

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