I’m not a VSCode expert and there are probably better ways to do this, but I sometimes get a question: Is there an easier way to design an RDL report from within VSCode?
Well yes there is. You can create a Task to do it.
Open a Project in VSCode and goto your Tasks:
Here you can add a new task, like for example this one:
Of course you need to have Report Builder installed on your machine.
Then simply open an RDL report file and run your task OpenWithReportBuilder: (image takes some time to load)
I know, there are probably much better ways to do this, I’m not a VSCode export, but I thought why not share this quick tip…
More info on creating tasks is available here: https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/editor/tasks#vscode
Similarly you can also add another task: OpenWithWord for the Word layouts:
Please also have a look here: https://github.com/Microsoft/AL/issues/1546
So this probably means that in a future release it will become a new standard feature. Cool! & thanks Luc for informing me 🙂
Great tip. It would however be much easier to read your examples, if the screenshots were done, while VSCode is using a light theme.
Thanks for the tip. When I deliver training I always use a light theme, when I blog I seem to forget that.
Anyway, you can also download some examples from my Git repo: https://github.com/srenders/AL-Demos