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I am starting to play with extensions using the Cronus company.  I am starting out slow and just want to understand how to Navigate the Visual Studio Code utility.  To that end, I've downloaded the tool and installed the AL Language Extension as well as the AL AZ Dev Tools utility which includes both the table extension and page extension wizards.  Although I've seen numerous videos and instructions they are a bit convoluted.  That said, a couple of questions:
1)  How do I connect my BC site to visual studio code?
2)  I want to start with a simple page extension (Purchase Invoice) just to change some labels or field names.  I found the Page extension wizard, but again not finding much instruction beyond that.
That said, would appreciate any tips, hints or suggestions.
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    Judy Profile Picture
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    Hi, in addition, please refer to the MS document to set up a sandbox environment and Visual Studio Code:
    The reference MS document:
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    Govinda Kumar 2,191 Super User on at
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    Hi JGarcia123,
    Great to hear you're diving into fun with extensions with Cronus!
    1) To connect your Business Central (BC) site to Visual Studio Code, you'll need to use your tenant and environment name.
    2) Starting with a simple page extension like the Purchase Invoice sounds like a good plan. Once you've got the AL Language Extension and AL AZ Dev Tools installed, you can use the Page extension wizard. From there, you can change labels or field names as needed.
    pageextension 50100 PurchaseInvoicePageExtension extends "Purchase Invoice etc"
            // Modifying the caption of the field 'Address'
            modify("Address 2")
                Caption = 'New Address 2';
    If you need further assistance, feel free to ask! Good luck with your fun with extension.
    Best Regards,
    Govinda Kumar
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    YUN ZHU Profile Picture
    YUN ZHU 59,926 Super User on at
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    Hi, there is a simple example in the following post, I hope it can give you some tips.
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    Mohana Yadav Profile Picture
    Mohana Yadav 45,235 Super User on at
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    I recommend to go through this video

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