This Makefile Extension for Visual Studio Code simplifies the process of creating and managing Makefiles for C++ projects. It allows you to generate a Makefile for a specified C++ file, and provides options for handling existing Makefiles.
Automatic Makefile Generation: Quickly generate a Makefile for a specified C++ file within your project.
If a Makefile already exists in the project directory, the extension prompts the user to choose between running the current Makefile or creating a new one.
If the user chooses to create a new Makefile, they are prompted to specify a function name and the file to link.
Visual Studio Code installed.
C/C++ extension for Visual Studio Code installed.
Clone or download this repository to your local machine.
Open Visual Studio Code and navigate to the Extensions view (Ctrl+Shift+X).
Click on the "..." icon and select "Install from VSIX...".
Choose the downloaded VSIX file from the cloned/downloaded repository.
Reload Visual Studio Code to activate the extension.
Open a C++ file in Visual Studio Code.
Access the editor Run button, open its menu and select "Compile/Run Makefile"
Follow the prompts:
If a Makefile exists:
Choose to run the current Makefile or create a new one.
If creating a new Makefile, specify a function name and the file to link in command pallete.
The extension will generate the Makefile for you in the project directory.
Makefile Extension: Create Makefile: Trigger the process of creating a Makefile for the specified C++ file.
Following extension guidelines
Ensure that you've read through the extensions guidelines and follow the best practices for creating your extension.