VS Code

Run COBOL / gnuCOBOL inside Vs Code within MSYS2

Submitted by Dickens A S on Thu, 07/29/2021 - 03:51

This article demonstrates how to compile COBOL and see the output within VS Code UI

Install COBOL within MSYS2

  Follow this article cobol-windows-msys2 and install gnuCOBOL using pacman command line

Launch VS Code within MSYS2

  Follow this article launch-vscode-from-msys2 and launch the vs code 

Install Extensions

  install the bellow 4 extensions

Launch Visual Studio Code From MSYS2

Submitted by Dickens A S on Wed, 07/21/2021 - 05:35

This article demonstrates How to launch vscode.exe with MSYS2

Download Visual Studio Code

download the .zip version of the VS Code from the below URL


Unzip the .zip into C:\msys64\opt\vscode

Launch VS Code

open 64 bit MINGW by running c:\msys64\mingw64.exe

check version of vs code by running 

$ /opt/vscode/bin/code --version

launch vs code be running