SmartBASIC Syntax Highlighting in Visual Studio Code Now Available

Wed, 11/10/2021 - 10:18

smartBASIC Highlighting for Visual Studio Code

Laird Connectivity is dedicated to helping our customers work with the software and tools they already love, expanding design flexibility and dramatically reducing time to market. We do this in a number of ways, such as providing support for many operating systems, providing sample applications and reference designs, and with the creation of our smartBASIC application language. Our smartBASIC language abstracts hundreds or thousands of lines of C code into a number of simple commands that provide commonly-needed functionality for our line of smartBASIC-enabled Bluetooth, LoRaWAN, and LTE modules.

In the past, we’ve provided plugins and tools for popular text editors, such as Notepad++, Textpad, and Sublime Text, which provide helpful color-coordinated syntax highlighting to make smartBASIC code easier to write and work with. We’re now providing the same functionality for Microsoft Visual Studio Code, the widely-used IDE and code editor enjoyed by developers around the world. Based on the syntax files for the BL652, BL653, and BL654 provided for Notepad++, this implementation requires only one syntax file and no need to switch syntax files when working with different modules.