Template Editor


Bravo Template Editor is an extension for Visual Studio Code that allows to edit and preview custom date templates for Power BI.

The template editor provides the following features:

  • Generates the template package from the template workspace every time a file is saved in the src folder.
  • Shows a preview of the template result by using Bravo connected to an instance of Power BI Desktop with a model compatible with the template.

  1. Only the files in the src folder should be modified in Visual Studio Code.
  2. Opens the Bravo Template Editor pane.

The Bravo Template Editor pane creates the connection to a Power BI Desktop model used to validate the template and generate a preview of the template result. The preview is updated every time a file is saved in the src folder.

  1. Chooses an existing Power BI Desktop connection. Browse opens a PBIX file with Power BI Desktop, waiting for the proper initialization and the connecting to that model automatically.
  2. Shows the preview of the DAX code generated for a table or a measure selected in the Model Changes Preview pane.
  3. Opens a Preview Data window showing the content preview of a table generated by the template and selected in the Model Changes Preview pane.
  4. Shows tables and measures created by the template. By clicking an object, the corresponding preview windows are automatically updated, unless they are pinned in Visual Studio Code, in which case a new window is created when a different object is selected.
  5. Shows a preview of the table content generated by the template.
Last update: May 26, 2024