The MQL Tools extension adds language support for MQL (MetaQuotes Language) to VS Code, including functions:
1. Checking the syntax of mqh/mq4/mq5 files (without compilation).
2. Compilation of mq4/mq5 files.
3. Compilation of mq4/mq5 files using script.
The script opens the file "mq4/mq5" in the "MetaEditor" and clicks the "Compile" button, thus MT4/MT5 is automatically updated. (The idea is takenfrom here).
4. Opening the MQL help.
To find the word you need in the MQL help, put the cursor on it or highlight it and then press F1.
5. In the explorer context menu, added items:
"Open in 'MetaEditor'"
"Show/hide ex4/ex5 files"
"Insert MQH as #include"
"Insert the file name 'mq4/mq5' in 'mqh'"
(When working with the "mqh" file, in order not to switch to the "mq4/mq5" file window during compilation, you should write the name of the "mq4/mq5" file on the first line. Example: //###<Experts/Examples/MACD Sample.mq5>).
6. Creating a comment for a function.
7. Visualizing and modify mql colors.
8. Autocomplete of entering names of variables, constants and MQL5 functions.
9. Displaying information about mql5 function when hovers show the mouse cursor over its name.
10. MQL syntax highlighting.
Quick Setup Guide:
Open the folder with MQL files in VSCode. Example: C:\Users<your name>\AppData\Roaming\MetaQuotes\Terminal\D2E7219F73C8BF37CD8BF550E55FF075\MQL5. (The folder must be named MQL4 or MQL5! This is important!!!)
Specify the path to MetaEditor in the extension settings and, if necessary, the path to "Include" files.
Create a settings file "settings.json". Press Ctrl+Shift+P to open the command palette, select "MQL: Create configuration".
If you wish, you can set icons for MQL files. Press Ctrl+Shift+P to open the command palette, select "MQL: Add icons to the theme", then select a theme to which icons will be added (icons can be added only to certain 4 themes).
Added 'error' and 'warning' icons to the output channel
Added Help in Korean
Added Korean translation of errors and warnings in the output channel
Added 'Portable MT4' and 'Portable MT5' items to the extension settings
Fixed a bug when working with the 'portable' version of MetaTrader
Fixed an error when opening help when there are spaces in the path to the '.chm' file