VSCode Dev Container Environment
VSCode Dev Container works in Linux, Windows, and even OSX to create a dockerized dev environment to build linux binaries.
Requires: Docker, VSCode
VSCode can be found at: https://code.visualstudio.com/
If on Mac or Windows, you can install https://www.docker.com/products/docker-desktop
Docker for Windows requires Windows 10 Pro 64bit or better https://docs.docker.com/docker-for-windows/install/#what-to-know-before-you-install
Either fork or clone the eqemu server repo (Be sure to include submodules!)
$ git clone --recurse-submodules [email protected]:EQEmu/Server.git server
$ cd server
$ code .
If code is not a recognized command, you can alternatively Open Visual Studio Code manually, and drag-drop the Server folder into the window.

Prepare extensions

Once VSCode is open with the project, you will be prompted:
Click install on this prompt. (You might get this prompt again while in the Dev Container environment)
Next, if not already installed, go into your extensions and search for remote containers
Remote containers in the extensions list
Once extension is finished installing, This prompt should pop up on the bottom left area. (Some times, click the bell icon on bottom right of the VS Code window to get this prompt). If you never see this, click the bottom left >< looking icon, to Reopen in Container.
Click Reopen in Container
After clicking Reopen in Container, you will be waiting a while for the first image build, as the environment is set up. You can click the (details) link if curious what the process is doing. The Dockerfile being generated can be found in the .dev-containers/Dockerfile directory.
Once the build is complete, You can do one of two things:
    click Terminal, Run Build Task on the top menu of VS Code. After a moment, an option list of cmake or make will appear. First, run cmake.
    or run manually: mkdir -p build && cd build && cmake ..
cmake will open a pane on the bottom half of your screen with the task being ran, and any errors it has will appear will display on the last line
Here is an example of a successful cmake run
Next, run Terminal, Run Build Task again, and this time choose make
Here is an example of make running
The first build will take a while. Once you have everything built, the additional runs will be much faster. Note that the output binaries are being generated in the build/bin/ directory.
Once the make build task command finishes, open any .cpp file to trigger the building of intellisense.
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