As you might have heard, during Microsoft Connect(); in New York a lot of awesome things have been announced. The main star of the show was the Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2017 which brings many productivity features and performance updates as well as improvements to the mobile- and cloud-development experiences.
But among the other things Tizen’s guys have added support for .NET to their platform and you can download the Visual Studio Tools for Tizen right now 🙂
If you are still using Visual Studio 2015 the process should be pretty straightforward, just download the installer and let it do it’s job.
If instead you, like me, have decided to move to Visual Studio 2017… well then you will find out that apparently these tools are not yet compatible with the latest release of ouv beloved IDE.
Fortunately not everything is lost and with a little of patience we too can install the extension:
2) Using the Command Prompt (with admin privileges) open the .exe:
This will start the installer giving us the option to choose where we want to extract the files.
3) At this point we should have two folders: “LocalAppData” and “program files”, what we need to do is to copy their contents in “C:\Users\[YourUsername]\AppData\Local” and “C:\Program Files (x86)” respectively. Then rename the “Tools” folder in C:\Program Files (x86)\Tizen to “tools”. (The previous step could also launch the Intel HAXM installer that is needed for the emulator, remember that in order to use it you will have to disable Hyper-V)
4) Last thing to do is to install the VisualStudio extensions that are in “program files\Tizen\Tools”. To do this you can use 7Zip: choose “Open archive” and the edit the .vsixmanifest file. This will open Notepad and all we need to do is change the Visual Studio version form 14.0 to 15.0. Look for this piece and do the change. Don’t forget to save 😀
<InstallationTarget Id="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Community" Version="[14.0]" />
5) Let 7Zip update the archive and then double click the extension to install it. Do this for both the extensions and then open Visual Studio.
CREATE A NEW PROJECT
If everything went good you should now be able to create Tizen Projects as always from the New Project window 😀