DVT IDE for VS Code VHDL User Guide
Rev. 22.1.36, 22 November 2022

Chapter 2. Predefined Projects

The predefined projects capability allows you to quickly access pre-configured project repositories. For example training labs or golden reference projects or projects that you commonly use.

DVT searches for predefined projects in the directory indicated by the $DVT_PREDEFINED_PROJECTS system variable. In order to support directories spread on the disk, DVT also scans all directories indicated by any other system variable whose name starts with $DVT_PREDEFINED_PROJECTS_EXT_.

For example, if you installed DVT from a distribution, by default $DVT_PREDEFINED_PROJECTS points to $DVT_HOME/predefined_projects. This is a project repository that you can use to explore the DVT features without the initial effort of configuring a project.

At any time, if you wish to change the default location, you just need to point $DVT_PREDEFINED_PROJECTS to another location. Or add another pre-configured projects repository by pointing $DVT_PREDEFINED_PROJECTS_EXT_MY_NEW_REPOSITORY to it.

To open a predefined project, use the "Open a Predefined Project..." command from Command Palette.

Next, select the predefined project and the target directory.

A copy of the selected project will be placed in the target directory.

Note: Keep in mind that the target directory must be writable.