Platform io for ESP-IDF no longer works with VS Code

Been using Plateform IO with Visual studio code to develop for ESP-32 using IDF-ESP for a couple of weeks with no problems.
Today Visual studio Code updated and I can no longer compile.
Clicking the “checkmark” PlatformIO:Build results in the following message in the terminal

Executing task: C:\Users\dkatz\Documents\PlatformIO\Projects\IIOT_Sandbox\platformio.exe run <

then it hangs indefinitely.

Any help would be appreciated. I have tried uninstalling and re-installing a couple of times and nothing changes.

See PlatformIO run & upload buttons no more working after VSC update 1.22.1 - #5 by ivankravets