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Version: Torizon OS 6.x.y

Visual Studio Code IDE Extension


The deprecated Torizon IDE Extension does not support Torizon OS Version 6 or newer.

Torizon IDE Extension​

Based on feedback and past experiences, Toradex redesigned the Torizon Extensions from scratch for better integration with Torizon OS, delivering an improved developer experience. Now the Torizon IDE extension uses the Docker Visual Studio Code extension with your remote Torizon device and simplifies the management of Docker images, containers and volumes during the development cycle.

Also, the new version comes with a new collection of templates, that already configure and automate VS Code tasks needed to cross-compile applications, build Docker images and deploy them to Torizon remote devices. It also attaches the VS Code to a remote debugger, speeding up the application development process.

Documentation Summary​

Development Workflow​

  1. Set up the Torizon IDE Extension Environment
  2. Create a Single-Container Project
  3. Connect a Torizon OS Target Device
  4. Remote Debug and Deploy Projects
  5. Add Packages, Libraries and Tools to Existing Projects
  6. Pass Arguments to Containerized Applications
  7. Build, Test and Push Applications for Production
  8. Update Project from Template
  9. Application Development - .NET Example

CI/CD Workflow​

  1. CI/CD - Configure Projects to Run CI Pipelines
  2. CI/CD - Integrate With GitHub Actions
  3. CI/CD - Integrate With GitLab CI Pipelines

Extra Resources​

  1. Troubleshooting
  2. Reference Documentation Overview

Feature Overview​

The following table contains a preliminary feature comparison between the two versions of the extension.

FeatureDeprecated VS/VS Code ExtensionTorizon IDE Extension
Target Device OS SupportTorizonCore 5Torizon OS 6
Host OS SupportLinuxLinuxUbuntu 22.04
WindowsWindows (via WSL2)Ubuntu 22.04
IDEs SupportedVisual Studio
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code
Supported use casesC/C++ (single-file with direct GCC call, Makefile, Autotools, CMake, Qt 5 headless, Qt 5 Widgets, Qt 5 QML)
Python (console, Qt 5 Pyside 2 Widgets, Qt 5 Pyside 2 QML)
C#/.NET (console, ASP.NET + Angular, ASP.NET + Blazor, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET + React, ASP.NET + React + Redux, Uno Platform)
From Toradex:
  • C/C++ (Makefile, Qt 6 QML)
  • Python (console, Qt 5 Pyside 2 QML)
  • C#/.NET (console, Uno Platform)
From the community:
  • Rust (console)
  • Java (Swing JFrame)
  • Node.js (console TypeScript, Electron Javascript)
  • .NET/C# (Mono 4.7 Windows Forms, Uno Platform, Avalonia)
  • Visual Basic (Gambas3 Forms)
Full updated list on GitHub
WorkflowDocker-related details are abstracted and are not easily edited manually.
Remote debugging application on Torizon device is possible.
Only one container can be worked on per project at a single time.
Docker details are now more transparent.
Auto-generated files like Dockerfiles can be manually edited allowing greater flexibility.
Remote debugging application on Torizon device is possible.
Multiple container projects are now possible allowing multi-container solutions to be developed and debugged in parallel more easily.
ArchitectureClient-server type architecture where the backend interfaces with the IDE through a REST API.Libraries written in TypeScript using a more scripted approach to tasks compared to the previous model.

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