Version 0.1.5 is a new development release of ilg-vscode.xpack; it adds the actions explorer.


The VS Code xPack C/C++ Managed Build Extension is available as ilg-vscode.xpack from the Visual Studio Code Marketplace.

It can also be installed from a terminal:

code --install-extension ilg-vscode.xpack@0.1.5


The 0.1.5 release is generally compatible with previous releases.

Bug fixes

  • none


  • an xPacks Actions explorer, implemented as a tree view, was added; it provides a convenient way to navigate between multiple build configurations and actions; to make it visible, open a package.json created via xpm init and add the xpack property (for example from the above code)
  • actions are integrated into the usual VS Code workflow by associating internal tasks with each action; separate tasks are added for common commands like xpm install.

Other changes

  • none

Known problems

  • npm picks package.json from xPack dependencies, which is generally not useful; the workaround is to add a property to settings.json:
"npm.exclude": "**/xpacks/**"

(fixed in 0.4.10)

Supported platforms

The ilg-vscode.xpack extension is fully portable and works on any platform supported by VS Code; internally it relies on xpm, which is also a portable application running on all platforms supported by npm/node.

However, for projects using binary xPacks, they are available mainly on the modern platforms, like Windows/macOS/Linux.

Final notes