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  Re: Visual Studio Code as a Cross-Platform POV-Ray Editor with Integrated Rende=  
From: Mike Horvath
Date: 13 May 2019 08:55:29
On 5/11/2019 2:52 PM, J. Max Wilson wrote:
> I posted about this in the povray.tools.general group back on April 16th, but
> didn't get any responses, so I thought maybe I should share it here as well.
> 
> Visual Studio Code is a fantastic open source, cross-platform code editor
> created and maintained by Microsoft. It has a powerful extension API that can be
> used to add syntax highlighting, code snippets, intellisense, linting, and build
> tasks. Developers have created extensions to add support for
> just about every programming and scripting language under the sun.
> 
> I've created an extension that adds POV-Ray support to Visual Studio Code. It
> turns VS Code into a powerful cross-platform POV-Ray editor. If you have POV-Ray
> installed to run on the command line, the extension can also run POV-Ray to
> render the current scene file and display the resulting image right in VS Code.
> 
> It's still a work in progress, but it is highly functional, and there have been
> many bug fixes and improvements since I first posted about it a month ago.
> 
> Here is an animated gif of VS Code + POV-Ray in action:
>
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/jmaxwilson/vscode-povray/master/images/vscode-povray-demo.gif
> 
> It works on Windows 10, Mac OS X, and Linux distros supported by VS Code like
> Ubuntu.
> 
> Give it a try and let me know what you think.
> 
> Download Visual Studio Code:
> https://code.visualstudio.com/
> 
> Install the POV-Ray extension:
> https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=jmaxwilson.vscode-povray
> 
> ( If you want to use the integrated render feature, you will need to have
> POV-Ray installed and configured to run on the command line, and make sure it
> can be run from any directory by adding it to your PATH. )
> 
> Thanks!
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I like how in your GIF you can see the list of projects/folders/files on 
the left. But our current Windows editor has lots of other stuff that I 
am  not sure I can live without. For instance, the command line input 
field. The INI drop down list with individual sections. The integration 
of the help file (though this is unfortunately broken in the latest 
POV-Ray version). And so much other stuff.

Michael


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