AL Snippets are pieces of AL code or small templates that can be recycled and reused for faster coding in Visual Studio code.
If you are working on AL then it show AL snippets and if you are working on other extension then it shows you that extension’s snippets.
We will Open Vs Code
Go to View then select Command Palette or you can press COMMAND + SHIFT + P to open the command palette.
Find “Preferences: Configure User Snippets”.
Click “New Global snippets file”.
Give your snippets file name.
Snippet can be defined in Scope Prefix body and Description.
This will open up file with Filename.al.code-snippets extension in ~/Library/Application Support/Code/User/snippets/filename.code-snippets.
Here I have created a snippet for repeat until Loop in AL which we use frequently. We can use the snippet by typing Repeat and it will show us the Global Snippet in suggestion.
In the new line, writing repeat ,This will activate Intelligence and show you the series of snippets, including the one you just created. Choose repeat from the list, and it will add the until line.
Here see after we writing repeat it automatically entered until statement.
The AL snippet we have created will write the code for the Repeat until.
Snippet will reduce down our efforts of remembering the syntax.
Similarly, you can define as many user-defined snippets as you like for other functions.