Set new output folder setting for storing app files at AL project build

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Business value

By default, when you build AL projects, the output app file is stored in the project folder. However, if you work on multiple apps that aren't in the same workspace and depend on each other, outputting to a shared app folder can be a benefit.

Feature details

In the "al.compilerOptions" settings, you can now use the "outFolder" property to specify which output folder to use when generating an app file as part of building an AL project.

This makes it easier to manage and reuse generated apps in a single location. The AL project in Visual Studio Code will still contain a node for the output file, but the file will then physically be stored outside of the project folder.

Here's an example of saving built app files in "myappfolder" on the user's C drive.

New outFolder property in al.compilerOptions allows setting the output folder when building apps

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See also

AL Language extension configuration (docs)