Code region compiler directive


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Business value

Use code regions to structure related code, add documentation of code sections, and expand or collapse these for fast navigation in your code with easy outlining of the code.

Feature details

Directives is a new construct in the AL language that specifies how the AL compiler treats an enclosed section of code. The same concept is known in other languages. The specific directive instructions must be supported by the compiler—you cannot create custom preprocessing instructions.

We now introduce two new directives for enclosing a section of code and define it as a region.


A #region block must be terminated with an #endregion directive as shown in the following examples.


Example of defining regions in a code unit.

Example of defining regions in AL code

Example of collapsing regions.

Example of collapsing regions in an AL code unit

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See also

Code region compiler directive (docs)