Micro Focus COBOL extension provides support for compiling, editing, and debugging COBOL source code in
Visual Studio Code on Windows and Linux.
- Editing support for COBOL code - basic syntax colorization, source format and dialect recognition are available.
- Compilation of COBOL
code - supports the compiling of source files when either an Eclipse project or a Visual Studio solution file is present,
or using custom build scripts.
- Debugging of COBOL
code - support is available for native COBOL
code and for .NET Core COBOL projects. Features include: debug configurations, breakpoints, watchpoints and COBOL program
breakpoints, inline values of variables, debugging of applications running on a remote machine or in an Enterprise Server
instance, and just-in-time debugging (JIT).
- Compiling and debugging require a fully licensed version of a Micro Focus
Visual COBOL or
Enterprise Developer product installed on the same machine. See
Requirements for Running the Extension for details.
- This documentation includes references to COBOL terminology and functionality that are provided with Micro Focus Enterprise
Developer or Visual COBOL. See the documentation of these products for details.