Configuring Visual Studio 2015 to Develop Hybrid Mobile Apps
Using Visual Studio 2015, you can build cross-platform apps for the following devices and platforms:
Android 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0
iOS 6, 7, and 8
Windows 8, 8.1 and 10
Windows Phone 8, 8.1 and 10
Installing Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova
To install tools for Apache cordova just run visual studio 2015 setup and select the features as shown in below diagram.
When you will select above features, you will get the the following confirmation screen to install the features. To install these features you have to
connect to internet since it will download these Sdks from internet.
Verifying Visual Studio Configuration
To verifiy visual studio configuration, just open it and select option to create a new project. When new project creation wizard will be open, under the template of
Now create a project for apache cordova and verify the following things.
Verify Cordova Tools installation
To verify it just navigating to
Tools => Options => Tools For Apache Cordovain Visual Studio. Now click on button
Run Dependency Checkerand you will get the following alert box to say that there is no misconfigured componets.
Verify Emulator installation
Now verify emulator installation for android, windows and ios. Screen shot for the emulator is shown below.
To install tools for apache cordova make a internet connection
To create and build a project for apache cordova, run visual studio in administrator mode. For more help refer MSDN link
Building & Running Hybrid Mobile App
Now run you application with windows, android and iOS emulator one by one and you will see the following output.
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