Open App Builder (windows client) project in Visual Studio

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  1. Aaron
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    Jul 2013

    Posted 19 Aug 2014 Link to this post

    Hi

    We have been developing our project in the windows client of App Builder. How do I go about migrating the project to Visual Studio and using the plug in?

    Cheers
    Aaron
  2. Faten
    Admin
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    Posted 19 Aug 2014 Link to this post

    Hello Aaron,

    This is one of the most requested feature at the moment. And as you can see here it is the top one.

    In the meantime, I can suggest you export your project from AppBuilder Windows client as per this documentation, save it locally to your machine and then open it using AppBuilder Visual Studio Extension.

    Open your project in Appbuilder windows client --> go to Properties
    Open your exported project in AppBuilder Visual Studio Extension --> go to Properties
    Make sure that they are identical.

    Hope this will help!

    Regards,
    Faten
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  3. matt
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    Aug 2013

    Posted 20 Aug 2014 in reply to Faten Link to this post

    Hi Faten,

    I cannot see any way from the visual studio extension that one can import from the zip file exported from the AppBuilder Windows client. Can you please explain how the extension can be used to do this. There are no options in the extension to import .

    Regards
    Matt
  4. Tina Stancheva
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    Posted 20 Aug 2014 Link to this post

    Hi Matt,

    With the VisualStudio extension you can add files and folders to an AppBuilder project as you would with any other type of project in the studio. Basically I would recommend following these steps:
    • Extract the zipped AppBuilder project to a folder on your desktop
    • In VisualStudio create a new AppBuilder project using the Blank(JavaScript) template
    • Add the extracted files by selecting the created project in the VS Solution Explorer and using the Add Existing Item menu to navigate to the folder that contains your original project files. Or alternatively, drag the files from your desktop to the project loaded in VisualStudio.
    Let us know if that helps.

    Regards,
    Tina Stancheva
    Telerik
     

    Visit the Telerik Verified Plugins Marketplace and get the custom Cordova plugin you need, already tweaked to work seamlessly with AppBuilder.

     
  5. Tina Stancheva
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    Posted 20 Aug 2014 Link to this post

    Hi all,

    As a follow up I also want to elaborate a bit more on the AppBuilder project mobility. The AppBuilder 2.3 release(that came out in July) included improvements in that area which enabled the collaboration between multiple developers in a single AppBuilder project from different clients. This basically means that you can now open and work on your AppBuilder projects across multiple clients as long as they are configured for collaboration. 

    Please take a look at this tutorial for more information on that matter and let us know if this is what you were looking for. 

    Regards,
    Tina Stancheva
    Telerik
     

    Visit the Telerik Verified Plugins Marketplace and get the custom Cordova plugin you need, already tweaked to work seamlessly with AppBuilder.

     
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