STM32 for VSCode
An extension to compile, debug and flash STM32 projects. This extension is build to work in conjunction with STM32CubeMX and will install the required toolchain when desired. It will automatically startup when it finds a CubeMX file or an STM32 for VSCode configuration file.
This extension also supports using cpp files, however for this main.c has to be manually renamed to main.cpp for it to work.
NOTE: Your CubeMX project needs to be generated as a makefile project under project manager->project->Toolchain/IDE
There are a few command line tools that need to be installed for this extension to work. You can either add them manually or let the extension automatically install them for you. This option will be shown on start-up.
This extension assumes the project initialized with CubeMX and the option to create a Makefile project under Project Manager->Project->Toolchain/IDE.
Also please leave the default on Copy all used libraries into the project folder.
How to use
Click on the ST icon and select the command you want to run. Once this is done for the first time you can also use the shortcut cmd/ctrl+shift+b to start building.
The build process uses the information of the CubeMX makefile and the STM32-for-VSCode.config.yaml file to search for dependencies and set flags. The makefile is optional, however the STM32-for-VSCode.config.yaml will always be present when building. After it has gathered all the files and information it will check if the STM32 for VSCode specific makefile needs to be updated, if so it will update the makefile and run the make/build process.
The recommended way of configuring the build e.g. adding flags, adding files or directories is by means of the STM32-for-VSCode.config.yaml file. The yaml file contains comments and explanations of each part of the file and should be self explanatory. If it is not or when you require additional parameters feel free to open an issue at: https://github.com/bmd-studio/stm32-for-vscode.
STM32CubeIDE and ST provided example projects can now be imported by using the: "import CubeIDEProject" command. Do note that the project folder should be open in the workspace.
This an extension created because I wanted a fast way to build, flash and debug STM32 on OSX in VSCode. This extension is used internally at Bureau Moeilijke Dingen for development. As this might be helpful to others I have allocated time to publish this extension. Should you find any bugs or have feature requests please open an issue on the Github page.