stataRun allow you to run stata codes (.do .ado) and commands from within Visual Studio Code editor. Thus you can take advantage of an editor for syntax highlighting. You may want to install Stata-Enhanced and Stata-Language for syntax highlighting and other features
The following command and keyboard shortcut are implemented (crtl to be replace by cmd on MacOS)
shift+ctrl+a: Run All Lines ==> This will run the entire file
shift+ctrl+s: Run Selection ==> To run a given slection. If no selection is made it default to Run All
shift+ctrl+c: Run Current Line ==> This will run the current line code
shift+ctrl+d: Run Downward Lines==> from current line to downward
shift+ctrl+f: Run Frontward Lines ==> from first line till current line
Settings derived from stata-exec, which provide the same features for Atom.
Requirements for Linux are xdotool and xclip as in the Atom version
Installation instructions for Windows basically follows the original Atom stata-exec building manual with some modifications for code.
Install the runStata package. I also recommend the Stata Enhanced package for code highlighting.
The stataRun extension needs a module called wimax to be compiled into a binary file. To do this Node needs windows-build-tools with Python2.7 and Visual Studio compiler packages. The installation takes some time (over 20 min. in my case) and couple of GB of disk space. To install it open up an administrator PowerShell (you can right click on the Windows icon at the bottom left and select "Windows PowerShell (Admin)") and type in:
Link the Stata Automation library. The following steps worked for me on Windows 10. The Stata executable is most likely in the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Stata15.
In the installation directory, right-click on the Stata executable, for example, StataSE.exe. Choose "Create Shortcut".
Right-click on the newly created "Shortcut to StataSE.exe", choose "Property", and change the Target from "C:\Program Files\Stata13\StataSE.exe" to "C:\Program Files\Stata13\StataSE.exe" /Register. Click "OK".
Right-click on the updated "Shortcut to StataSE.exe"; choose "Run as administrator"
While you're doing that, add the path of the Stata executable to the "Stata Path" option in the settings.
Restart code and enjoy executing Stata code from code! (I hope...).
Only tested with Mac Os so far. Please and try create issues if any. Feel free to contributes.
Install as a normal vscode extension by searcing for stataRun in the vscode extension marketplace