BimlExpress’s Preview Pane

Kevin Feasel

2017-06-29

Biml

Ben Weissman shows off the preview pane in BimlExpress 2017:

Once you’ve installed BimlExpress 2017 and open your first Biml file, you will probably notice immediately, that the screen is split horizontally – that is exactly for the preview pane.

If you need more real estate for your actual code, just click the „Hide“ button at the lower left corner.
To actually get a preview, click the „Update“ button on the lower right:

That’s a pretty nice feature.  It can be hard sometimes to debug Biml issues because you’re often writing code to write code to write code.

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