Ionic Framework for mobile development using Visual Studio 2013

This short article shows you how to get started using IONIC Framework for mobile development in Visual Studio 2013.

Ionic can work with Visual Studio 2013 but you need to install Tools for Apache Cordova Visual for Studio 2013 – CTP 3.1.

1. First you download the Ionic template from

2. Start Visual Studio 2013. Go to File -> New -> Project…

3. Go to JavaScript template then you must choose Install Tools for Apache Cordova for the first time.


4. The Internet Explorer will pop up (that depend on your default Web Browser set in your operating system). Click Install the Multi-Device Hybrid App Tools.


5. Well your Visual Studio for sure will be still open. Close your Visual Studio and click Retry.


6. Click I agree…. And click Next.


7. Click Install to start installing Tools for Apache Cordova for Visual Studio 2013 – CTP 3.1.



8. Click Close when finished.


10. Start Visual Studio 2013, select File -> New – Project… You will see the Install Tools for Apache Cordova is no longer there. You can choose any Ionic template, Ionic SideMenu Template for example. Then click OK.


11. You might see the screen to Review your developer license for Windows 8.1. Just click I Agree.



12. Click Run from Visual Studio then you will see the emulation as below.


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Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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