Visual Studio 2017 and Ionic 2 build for android

Now that VS 2017 is out, I cant get ionic to build for android ionic build android even after selecting all the options for mobile dev when installing vs 2017.

However, if i Install vs 2015 as outlined by ionic team then everything works, I am trying to avoid installing both vs2015 and vs2017

For those that are wondering, i selected everything (individual components) when installing vs 2017 and then i was getting the ANDROID_HOME not found, i got past that by running

set ANDROID_HOME=C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk
set PATH=%PATH%;%ANDROID_HOME%\tools;%ANDROID_HOME%\platform-tools

but now the other error I am getting is

Error occurred during initialization of VM Could not reserve enough space for 2097152KB object heap

Following all suggestions of fixing this bug on SO did not solve the problem, only solution is to install vs2015 first and then upgrade java to 1.8

Visual Studio doesn’t have good TypeScript support. I don’t think it’s a good IDE for Ionic. VSCode might be better, but I personally much prefer Sublime.

VS has excellent typescript support, however that is not the issue, its what gets installed for being able to build for android when u wanna generate a apk. My problem is not vs persey its more to do what what is installed.