we are currently considering the development of a mobile app for Android, iOS and Windows Universal using Ionic 2. As a development environment we want to use Visual Studio (VS).
Using the Ionic 2 Templates (https://taco.visualstudio.com/en-us/docs/tutorial-ionic2/) we are able to create a project which can be build and tested. However, the structure of the project is totally different from the official docs - e.g. no src-Folder, no app.component.ts etc. So we are a little afraid that our project might not be compatible with the final release of Ionic 2.
Therefore, we tried to create a project using the CLI and to import the project into Visual Studio (as described here https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/rido/2016/05/11/ionic2-and-visual-studio/). However, the imported project produces various errors and we were not able to make the project compile (especially there is no gulp file).
So I have two questions:
- Has anyone successfully imported an ionic2 project (based on the latest beta) created from the CLI into Visual Studio and is able to built the project?
- Does anyone know about the Microsoft Ionic 2 templates and why these are so much different from the project structure described in the docs?