Visual Studio Code
Pragma supports Lua development and debugging with Visual Studio Code. This includes code auto-completion and suggestions:
as well as debugging using breakpoints, step-by-step code execution and immediate code execution:
To enable it, install these extensions:
- Lua by sumneko:
- Lua Debug by actboy168:
- extensionPath by actboy168:
- Optional: GitHub Copilot
For automated code-formatting, install the following extension:
- StyLua by JohnnyMorganz:
After installing StyLua, press Ctrl +LShift +P, and run the command "Preferences: Open User Settings (JSON)". In the JSON file, add the following line below
Once all of these extensions are installed, open the root directory of Pragma in Visual Studio Code.
To be able to use the Lua debugger, you have to start the debugger server in Pragma first.
LuaJIT will be disabled when debugging, which means script execution will be slower.
You can start debugging Lua scripts by running the console command
debug_start_lua_debugger_server_cl in Pragma and then pressing F5 in Visual Studio Code.