Monaca for Visual Studio is an extension allowing you to develop Monaca applications using Microsoft Visual Studio IDE. Several features found in Monaca Cloud IDE are included in this extension. Therefore, app development with Monaca for Visual Studio is very similar to the app development on Monaca Cloud IDE.
In order to use Monaca for Visual Studio, you need:
There are two ways to install Monaca for Visual Studio such as:
monacain a search box on the top-right corner.
Monaca for Visual Studio 2015 and click Download. Wait until the download is finished, then install it.
Onsen UI Templates for Visual Studio 2015.
When the installation is completed, restart Visual Studio. Then,
MONACA menu can be found in the Visual Studio menu.
MONACAmenu can be found in Visual Studio menu.
Install Tools for Apache Cordova Update 7 and click OK.
Please close Visual Studio before the update begins. Otherwise, the following dialog asking you to close the Visual Studio will appear.
Click Update. It will take sometimes until the installation completes. Please wait.
To completely uninstall Monaca for Visual Studio, you need to perform the following steps:
Monaca and click Uninstall.
Monaca for Visual Studioand click Uninstall.
Once Monaca is successfully installed and added into Visual Studio IDE, please log in with a valid Monaca account.
In Monaca panel, there are several features such as:
This function is available when at least one Monaca Debugger is connected to the host PC (running Visual Studio). It will run the current project in Monaca Debugger. Please refer to How to Connect Monaca Debugger with Monaca for Visual Studio.
Monaca Debugger is not Connected & Monaca Debugger is Connected
Just like in Monaca Cloud IDE, this function will open a Build Settings window which allows you to configure project settings as well as build settings such as:
This function will open a Build window which allows you to build your project for 4 different platforms as shown in the screenshot below:
While trying to pair/connect Monaca Debugger with the PC hosting Monaca within Visual Studio, you might need to configure HTTP Server Port and Proxy Server. Please refer to troubleshooting the Pairing on when this function is needed.
You can find this function by going to MONACA → Preferences .
There are two ways to define the proxy server address as follows:
Proxy Server with basic authentication
Proxy Server without basic authentication