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TMS WEB Core for Visual Studio Code v1.2 released!

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Monday, January 25, 2021



After we released TMS WEB Core v1.6 Pesaro for Delphi & Lazarus on earlier in January this year, we are pleased to inform that the release of TMS WEB Core for Visual Studio Code is now here as well. This brings the framework and language support on par with the versions for Delphi or Lazarus.

Focus on new language features


Among the major new capabilities of the pas2js compiler are:

  • Generics
  • Attributes
  • Class constructors
  • Resource strings
  • Async procedure decorator
  • Await support
  • JavaScript promises support
  • Resource file support

So, the long awaited support for generics (that comes with the accompanying RTL unit generics.collection) and attribute support will allow that nearly all of your existing Delphi code can move over to TMS WEB Core for creating web applications.

On the other side, the new support for async procedures, for promises and for await, will mean that you can use modern web paradigms for handling asynchronous functions easier. These features async, promise and await are direct equivalents to the existing JavaScript functionality and do not exist for native Delphi application development.

Updating is easy


Updating to the new TMS WEB Core for Visual Studio Code v1.2 is easy. Either you obtained TMS WEB Core for Visual Studio Code from the Microsoft marketplace and the IDE will handle the update automatically for you or you can download the latest version from our website. Either way, you will need to reactivate either your trial or full registered version credentials.

What's next?


We have been working a long time on v1.2 but in parallel we have already made significant advances for the next release v1.3. The new version will bring component package support. So, from the IDE, you will be able to install additional component packages including creating your own custom component packages. When this is in place, your array of available components at design-time will rise significantly as our full range of TMS FNC Components will become readily available from TMS WEB Core for Visual Studio Code as well. For now, this use was limited to using the classes via runtime code.

Get started now


If you didn't get your feet wet already with RAD component based Object Pascal based web client development, now is the time to enter this fast moving & fascinating world. The sheer amount of new possibilities and territories is staggering. You cannot only develop no-deployment cross platform rich web client applications, but also offline usable and installable PWA's for use on mobile devices bypassing Apple or Google stores. Or you can use the Electron framework to create cross-platform desktop applications for Windows, macOS and Linux with a modern and fresh looking HTML/Web based GUI. And with Visual Studio Code, you can do all this directly from your favorite operating system: Windows, macOS or Linux.

Learn here about the new generics support:



Get the TMS WEB Core for Visual Studio Code v1.2 trial or use TMS WEB Core for Visual Studio Code v1.2 as part of the TMS ALL-ACCESS subscription, the no-nonsense subscription to our entire product portfolio coupled with priority technical support services.

Bruno Fierens


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