To make sure that all pre-requisites are installed we have created this guide. There are a few things to look out for to get the best scripting experience possible.
Step 1. Downloading and installing the toolkit
Open the Login PI 3 Web Interface and go to the Configuration page. Select an environment, it does not matter which one, and select the Applications Tab.
Once the applications tab is open scroll to the bottom of the page where you will see the "Download Script Editor" section. Please download the following files:
Login VSI Scripting toolset
Download and extract the Login VSI Scripting toolset. Please extract the files in your preferred location. The Login VSI Scripting toolset contains a number of different files. It contains the example scripts, documentation about commands, the application Xray tool and more. It should be used as workspace for your application scripts.
Visual Studio Code
This is the scripting editor we are going to use. This scripting editor can be downloaded and installed further action is described further in this article.
.Net Core SDK
Once you click on the .Net Core SDK link it is important that you download a specific version. By default the used web-page will show you the latest and greatest of the .net core package. However we need the .net core 2.2 SDK. Click here for a direct link.
Newer versions have shown not to work with our intellisense.
Step 2. Initial Setup
Once you are done with installing the software packages and the files are unzipped/unpacked you are ready for the next step: setting up Visual Studio Code.
Once Visual Code has opened make sure to go to the Extensions tab (Ctrl+Shift+X) or click this button. or
Once open please search for the C# plugin and install the plugin. Once installed we need to make sure we configure the 1.19 version of the C# plugin. To do this right click on the C# plugin and select the "Install Another Version" option.
Next we select the version 1.19.1.
Once done please reload if you are asked to reload the plugin.
Once done restart Visual Code and continue with the next step:
Open Visual Code and select the “open folder…” option:
Select the Scripting Folder you downloaded from the management interface
Once this is done, you will see some folders in your visual studio code environment.
We include some Examples and snippets of code out of the box to get you up and running, feel free to look at these or copy and paste the code into your own script.
You are now ready to start scripting applications.