Disclaimer: This extension is neither created, maintained, nor endorsed by Information Builders. To learn more about the products WebFOCUS is used for, please visit: https://www.informationbuilders.com/
This extension for Visual Studio Code brings support for WebFOCUS files (.fex, .sty, .mas, .acx) with syntax highlighting and code snippets.
Please note that the features here are available as of WebFOCUS version 8202M. Some of the functions/features may not yet be available if you are using an older version of WebFOCUS.
Functions: Type 'wff' (WebFocus Function) and get a list of all of the built in functions available
ON TABLE SET: Type 'ots' (On Table Set) (currently a limited list)
Output Formats: Type 'fmt' (format)
Dialog Manager Commands: Type '-[First Letter of DM Command]'
Multiple FILE actions: Type 'file'
Tracing: Type 'trace' (currently only SQL Trace is available)
WHENCE: Type 'locate' for identifying file locations
Query Commands: Type 'wf?' for a list of (?) query commands
Non DM SET: Type 'set' (currently a limited list)
Comment Block: Type 'comment'
In order to sync the changes made in VS Code to WebFOCUS, the following is required:
Change the file associations for WebFOCUS files (.fex, .sty, .mas, .acx) on your computer to open with VSCode by default.
Have Information Builders AppStudio installed on your PC
Goto AppStudio > Options > General
Make sure that 'Sync with WebFOCUS' (near the bottom) is checked.
You can optionally change the default file editor to 'Edit in Windows Associated Tool.' This will allow you to simply double click on a file in AppStudio and it will open the file in VS Code.
In VS Code goto File and select Auto Save to automatically save changes to WebFOCUS.
Open the file that you are editing in a browser through the web interface. Then you can just refresh the web page to see the changes instead of having to go to AppStudio and right-click > run
Please use the Issues tab to report any issues or to make any feature requests.