mdAL VS Code Extension
This repository contains the VS Code language extension adding support for
mdAL is a Domain Specific Language that enables a Model-Driven approach to extension module development for the ERP System Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.
mdAL stands for model-driven AL.
To use the
mdAL VS Code extension you need Java JRE 8 or newer (please restart after installing Java JRE).
To quickly familiarize yourself with
mdAL and the VS Code extension have a look at the
mdAL demo project. For more information on
mdAL visit mdal-lang.github.io.
Creating new Projects
To start using
mdAL create a new AL project (Alt + A, Alt + L) and download the symbol references. Then add your object ranges to the
app.json file. Create a new file with the
.mdal ending. If it is not running already the language server starts once opening an
mdAL file. After a few seconds features like content assist and documentation hovers are available. You can trigger AL code generation either from the menu item "Generate AL Code" by right-clicking inside an
mdAL file or by using the command palette (Shift + Ctrl + p or Shift + Command + p).
- Language Support
- Syntax highlighting for
- Commands (available on
- Load symbol references: Loads the symbol references found in the
- Generate AL Code: Generates AL Code from the currently opened
mdAL file into the
- Clean: Deletes the
- Menu items (available on
- Load symbol references
- Generate AL Code
- Code Actions
- Content Assist
- Documentation hovers
If you encounter errors or have suggestions for future releases, please open an issue.
This extension is built using the build tool Gradle. If Java JDK or JRE is installed, you can use the bundled Gradle wrapper and build the project with this command:
$ ./gradlew build
To start a new VS Code window in debug mode use this command:
$ ./gradlew debugCode
A list of all available Gradle tasks can be obtained with this command:
$ ./gradlew tasks
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