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#msdyn365bc 2023 Release Wave 2 - Open Visual Studio Code from web client to investigate or troubleshoot extensions.

HI Readers,

As Business Central 2023 Release Wave 2 Preview is announced. 

In this series we will discuss all features in detail. 

In this article we will discuss regarding - Open Visual Studio Code from web client to investigate or troubleshoot extensions.

With this feature -
  • As a developer or consultant, you can open a new Visual Studio Code session from within the web client for a specific customer production or sandbox environment. 
  • Two different contexts will be supported: Open a page from within the Page Inspector or troubleshoot the current session from within the Help and Support page.
  • If Visual Studio Code is already open, the last active session will be used; otherwise, a new Visual Studio Code will open. If the AL Language extension isn't installed, the user will be asked to install it, and the process ends.
  • The user will be asked if they want to investigate, or debug sandbox or production.
  • A new project will be created, and a matching launch configuration will be created, depending on production or sandbox environment.
  • If the user chooses to investigate, symbols for the invoked page will be added and the AL Explorer will open to easily allow browsing objects.
  • If the user chooses to debug, Visual Studio Code will attach to the web client process, which it was invoked from and await breaking on error.
  • In both cases, access to the source code will be gated by the resource exposure profile settings for each extension.

Demo Video - 

Let me know your views in comment to this article.

Saurav Dhyani


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