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Extension Entry Point

The module vscode contains the VS Code extensibility API. The other modules are part of the extension.

import * as vscode from 'vscode'
import * as actions from './actions'
import * as commands from './commands'

This method is called when the extension is activated. The activation events are set in the package.json like this:

"activationEvents": [ "*" ],

which means that the extension is activated as soon as VS Code is running.

export function activate(context: vscode.ExtensionContext) {

The commands are defined in the package.json file. We register them with function defined in the commands module.

	commands.register(context)

We create an output channel for diagnostic messages and pass it to the actions module.

	let channel = vscode.window.createOutputChannel("ModalEdit")
	actions.setOutputChannel(channel)

Then we subscribe to events we want to react to.

	context.subscriptions.push(
		channel,
		vscode.workspace.onDidChangeConfiguration(actions.updateFromConfig),
		vscode.window.onDidChangeVisibleTextEditors(editors =>
			editors.forEach(commands.updateCursorAndStatusBar)),
		vscode.window.onDidChangeTextEditorSelection(e =>
			commands.updateStatusBar(e.textEditor)),
		vscode.workspace.onDidChangeTextDocument(commands.onTextChanged))

Next we update the active settings from the config file, and at last, we enter into normal or edit mode depending on the settings.

	actions.updateFromConfig()
	if (actions.getStartInNormalMode())
		commands.enterNormal()
	else
		commands.enterInsert()
}

This method is called when your extension is deactivated

export function deactivate() {
	commands.enterInsert()
}