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Bazel Tools (Experimental)
Bazel integration for Visual Studio Code. If you also want to have syntax highlighting for BUILD and WORKSPACE files take a look at bazel-code. The current version is meant to be a preview and might have heavy bugs.
Running bazel commands from within Visual Studio Code. Detect which targets are available in a WORKSPACE and choose one.
Generation of files for code navigation and auto-completion, e.g. c_cpp_properties.json
Bazel: Create C++ Project: Creates a c_cpp_properties.json file that contains all transitive include paths starting from a root C++ target. Takes also the used toolchain into account and uses their system include directories.
Bazel: Build: Builds a target chosen from the shown label list.
Bazel: Run: Runs a *_binary target chosen from the shown label list.
Bazel: Clean: Cleans up the output directories.
For each command listed above there is also a button available in the status bar.
Add commands for bazel fetch and test and provide a user friendly interface for them, especially for query. Here we could implement a graph view within vscode that visualizes the dependencies and shows up useful information for each target.
Extend the language support, especially Java.
[x] Implement a target picker based on bazel query and build the selected target based on the user decision. Use vscodes terminal for that purpose.
[x] Implement the run command.
[x] Implement the vs_code_aspect that generates programming language dependent descriptor files. Traverses all C++ dependencies and outputs all include paths known to bazel. Installs the aspect as well as a BUILD file into the users workspace in order to make it 'applicable'.
[x] Generation of c_cpp_properties.json file based on bazel aspects output. We use descriptors of any C++ kind.
[x] Cleanup temporary descriptor files after generation
[ ] Check bazel installation and WORKSPACE on startup and report the status to the user
[x] Check the usage on other platforms than linux.
[ ] Implement test cases.
[ ] Add more language support. Currently the focus is on C++. Building targets is language independent.
[x] Add language information for each target chosen from the target picker.
[ ] Consider the visibility of each target
[ ] Dive deeper into JS and develop a solid extension architecture.
[x] Provide buttons for build and run.
[ ] Wrap the bazel commands into a class with a handy interface.
Let me know if you have any suggestions or if you want to contribute. I am happy about any support. The current status is far away from a release version but you can simply check it out and try it in your vscode editor by running: