Compile and run in Win10-VSCode

Aldo aldocd4 at
Fri Sep 25 15:09:46 UTC 2020

On Friday, 25 September 2020 at 13:38:56 UTC, Paul wrote:
> Hi Community,
> I'm Win10: I have VSCode installed.  I have DMD installed and 
> can compile examples from a Win CMD console.
> 1) How do I compile and run from within VSCode?
> 2) VSCode Extensions:
>       Do I need them?
>       One kept generating errors and a note said it was not 
> under active development so I
>          uninstalled it.
>       The remaining two are by WebFreak.  Are they working?  Do 
> I need them?
> Thanks for your time.

In VSCode the best way to work is by using dub directly. You 
should have a terminal on the bottom, just type dub it will 
compile & run your app. Or if you want you can use the vscode 
build system, create a new task in your project (Ctrl+Shift+B) 
and add the following task for example:

         "label": "Compile and run",
         "type": "shell",
         "group": {
           "kind": "build",
           "isDefault": true

For debugging (on windows), I use the "C/C++" extension and the 
F5 key. It will create a launch.json file in 
"C:/projectPath/.vscode/launch.json". You just need to add 
something like that in this file:

             "name": "(Windows) Debug",
             "type": "cppvsdbg",
             "request": "launch",
             "program": "${workspaceFolder}/yourexecutable.exe",
             "args": [],
             "stopAtEntry": false,
             "cwd": "${workspaceFolder}",
             "environment": [],
             "externalConsole": false

Don't forget to enable breakpoints everywhere in your VSCode 
settings (Allow Breakpoints Everywhere checkbox).

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