Installation

Software Requirements

The Micro Focus COBOL extension for Visual Studio Code has the following requirements:

  • Visual Studio Code must be installed. For the Visual Studio Code requirements, see its product documentation.
  • For local application development - a machine that has Windows or Linux installed. macOS is not supported.
  • For remote development - the remote machine onto which you will install the Micro Focus COBOL extension must be running Windows or Linux. The local machine on which you run Visual Studio Code itself can be any platform that Visual Studio Code supports.

Downloading

You can download the Micro Focus COBOL extension from the Visual Studio Marketplace.

Installing

You can install the Micro Focus COBOL extension for the first time directly from the Visual Studio Marketplace:

  1. In Visual Studio Code, click View > Extensions.
  2. Enter Micro Focus COBOL in the search extensions field.
  3. Click Install in the extension description.

Alternatively, if you have downloaded the .vsix file of the extension:

  1. In Visual Studio Code, click View > Extensions.
  2. Click ... in the Extensions bar, and click Install from VSIX.
  3. Navigate to and select the extension .vsix file on your machine, and click Install.

Updating

  1. In Visual Studio Code, click View > Extensions.
  2. Enter Micro Focus COBOL in the search extensions field.
  3. Click (Manage) for the extension, and click Install Another Version.
Note: If you install the Micro Focus COBOL extension from the Visual Studio Marketplace, updates will be installed automatically.