We’re pleased to announce that the early access version of the Sencha Visual Studio 2017 Plugin is now available. Sencha Visual Studio Plugins were created with the goal of streamlining the development process for Sencha Ext JS developers using Visual Studio IDEs and to help developers build their applications faster.
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Using the Visual Studio Plugin
The Sencha Visual Studio Plugin uses Microsoft’s standard VSIX file extension to install the plugin in compatible versions in Visual Studio. After downloading the VSIX file, double click on the VSIX file and just follow the prompts. For additional instructions, please follow the installation steps in the documentation.
Try the following features:
- Quickly create new web application projects for Sencha Ext JS frameworks with a starter template. A basic project type containing an example of a Web API project configured to use Ext JS for the front end is available through the ‘New Project’ control (File > New Project…). You can also create a standalone Ext JS Web Site, which can be added to ASP.NET projects. To create a new Web Site choose “File > New > New Web Site…”.
- Easily add Ext JS App, Ext JS classes (view, model, controller, store), Ext JS Workspaces and View packages
- Easily navigate code by clicking on references and go to definition for:
- class name
- xtypes and other type aliases
- methods and properties
- config keys
- Integrate with build and debugging tools by watching source code changes and rebuilding using Sencha Cmd. Once an Application has been generated, you can easily start Sencha App Watch to begin development with the Cmd web server. sencha app watch output can be displayed within its own window. It can be be shown from the menu by selecting: View > Other Windows > Sencha App Watch.
- Config, method, and property names for all Ext JS and user classes
- Alias properties such as xtype, controller, viewModel, layout
- Event names and listeners objects
- Controller methods in listeners
- Properties from the ViewModel in bind configs
The Sencha Visual Studio Plugin provides IntelliSense support for Ext JS. Utilize the consistent code completion experience inside the IDE for:
Try It Out
Try the Sencha Plugin for Visual Studio 2017 early access version and tell us what you think by completing a short survey. You can also share your feedback in the Visual Studio Plugin forum.
We look forward to reading your feedback.
Looks good, but a walkthrough of a sample app would be awesome.
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Although it’s a good idea to have tools to make things easier, I have the idea that some of those tools are created by a couple of enthusiasts, made available, and then the enthusiasm is gone and no updates follow. Take the JetBrains plugin. It is still buggy (and yes, I send a crash report every time it crashes – some of my colleagues stopped working with it at altogether), and yet it did not have an update in one-and-a-half year. The last update dealt with compatibility issues for version 2016.1 of JetBrains editors (current version is 2017.4 with 2018.1 on the way). Notice that this is paid-for software. Same goes for Sencha inspector, its last version is even older (almost two years now).