Visual studio 2015 warning


#1

hi,
I have tested the ionic framework inside Visual Studio 2015 RTM, and it was a pain: using nuget to add ionic, it took 5 hours to complete.
After that, creating a new Cordova project succeeded, but everything is slow.
Putting the app on the Windows Store succeeded, but the app just launches and quits…

I had a better experience using the command line with “ionic start”, etc and the generated Windows Store app worked nicely

So I’m waiting for Microsoft to fix this…


#2

I just launch VS2015RTM, add project, blank cordova app, then with nuget add ionic: it stay 5 hours on this screen, taking all the resources of the pc (8Gb ram, ssd, i7)


#3

So you shouldn’t need to use nuget for an ionic project.

You can use bower/npm instead.
So you you start and ionic project

ionic start myApp blank

And then import it into VS2015, it will still use the package.json and bower.json.


#4

yes, command line is perfect.
The same problem happens with cordova projects, it’s not related to ionic.
I just want to use VS as an editor right now, how can you import the project into it? I tryed several ways without success: lacking intellisense with a blank solution, etc
thank you


#5

You should be able to use File > New > Project From Existing Code… and select an Apache Cordova project. This lets you use the Task Runner and debug/code in VS, but still have access to the command line.


#6

@darshanp I just did that, VS2015 is on this screen for 3 hours now:


Sublimetext is my friend…


#7

You may also want to update your version of visual studio. The RTM had some issues with it if I recall. They were fixed in the latest release I believe.


#8

I got the latest from my MSDN subscription :
Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2015
Version 14.0.23107.0 D14REL

For me RTM is Release To Manufacturing

Everything is updated on my system from Win10 to VS extensions…


#9

I think you just need to click Terminer (Finish) on that screen…


#10

yes I did! and the 2nd time the window goes white and shows “Does not respond”:


#11

Then I don’t know. I tried importing a project into Visual Studio 2015 earlier today and it worked, but I don’t really see any compelling reason to use Visual Studio instead of Sublime Text or whatever your favourite text editor is.

The Visual Studio Android Emulator is quite nice though.


#12

yeah, it’s a microsoft problem, so nevermind…
thank you


#13

I use visual studio as an editor. But I load the entire app as a website and not as a project.

By loading as a website, VS just uses the file system - and you don’t have the weird import issues.

All packages and updates I do through npm etc.


#14

You can use the Ionic CLI to get the starter app /template, then import in VS by using the New > Project from Existing Code option. Detailed steps: http://taco.visualstudio.com/en-us/docs/tutorial-ionic/