The Lingua Franca extension for Visual Studio Code (VS Code) provides syntax-directed editing capability, compilation, and diagram synthesis for Lingua Franca programs.
Creating a new file
To create a new LF file, go to File > New File... and select
New Lingua Franca File. When saving the file, save it in a directory called
src to make sure that generated code is placed conveniently in an adjacent
src-gen directory. For instance, for a file called
Foo.lf, the directory structure after building should look something like this:
To show the diagram for the currently active Lingua Franca file, click on the diagrams icon at the upper right:
To compile the
.lf source, open the command palette (Ctrl + Shift + P) and then enter
Lingua Franca: Build.
You can also build and immediately afterwards run your code by opening the command palette (Ctrl + Shift + P) and then entering
Lingua Franca: Build and Run.
Running the code can also be done from the VS Code terminal by executing the generated file in
For Python Users
Users who edit LF programs with a Python target will benefit the most from Python linting by installing Pylint 2.12.2 or later.