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Hi,

When i tried to open the App file in the .alpackage Folder i get the Following Error

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Could Someone Help me With this?

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    YUN ZHU Profile Picture
    YUN ZHU 59,873 Super User on at
    RE: The file is not displayed in the editor because it is either binary or uses an unsupported text encoding

    Hi, please install the following VS Code extension.

    pastedimage1660439690238v1.png

    Then you can open app file.

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    Hope this helps.

    Thanks.
    ZHU

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    Inge M. Bruvik Profile Picture
    Inge M. Bruvik 32,714 Super User on at
    RE: The file is not displayed in the editor because it is either binary or uses an unsupported text encoding

    Add this extension to VS code

    marketplace.visualstudio.com/items

    and look at the YouTube videos i liked to.

  • Pushparaj P Profile Picture
    Pushparaj P 205 on at
    RE: The file is not displayed in the editor because it is either binary or uses an unsupported text encoding

    Hi,

    then How could I view The Table And Page Code in the Base and System Application?

    It Did Open on the Other System of Mine.

    but I don't Know Whats the Issue with the Current one.

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    Inge M. Bruvik Profile Picture
    Inge M. Bruvik 32,714 Super User on at
    RE: The file is not displayed in the editor because it is either binary or uses an unsupported text encoding

    You will always get that error because you can not open the .app file in VS Code.

    The file you use in VS code when developing for Business Central are .al files

    The .app files are only using during installation of the app in Business Central.

    docs.microsoft.com/.../devenv-get-started

  • Pushparaj P Profile Picture
    Pushparaj P 205 on at
    RE: The file is not displayed in the editor because it is either binary or uses an unsupported text encoding

    Hi,

    i did Download That Extension.

    Still I get the error.

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    Inge M. Bruvik Profile Picture
    Inge M. Bruvik 32,714 Super User on at
    RE: The file is not displayed in the editor because it is either binary or uses an unsupported text encoding

    Good.

    Then you can use object browser tool to look at the objects and code if they are shared.

    www.hougaard.com/.../

  • Pushparaj P Profile Picture
    Pushparaj P 205 on at
    RE: The file is not displayed in the editor because it is either binary or uses an unsupported text encoding

    hi,

    i did Download the reference Symbols By Running the AL : Download Symbols in the Comment Pallet.

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    Inge M. Bruvik Profile Picture
    Inge M. Bruvik 32,714 Super User on at
    RE: The file is not displayed in the editor because it is either binary or uses an unsupported text encoding

    You can not really open an .app file directly i VsCode.

    If you want to look at the code you must do that through the actual code or the symbols.

    Here you can learn more about the app files:

    www.youtube.com/watch

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