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Version: 0.6.0

VS Code Extension

The Lingua Franca extension for Visual Studio Code (VS Code) provides syntax-directed editing capability, compilation, and diagram synthesis for Lingua Franca programs.

Usage

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:

bin/Foo
src/
└ Foo.lf
src-gen/Foo

Rendering diagrams

To show the diagram for the currently active Lingua Franca file, click on the diagrams icon at the upper right:

Compilation

To compile the .lf source, open the command palette (Ctrl + Shift + P) and then enter Lingua Franca: Build.

Running

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 ./bin.

Notes

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.