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Published on May 18, 2017 by kudvenkat

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In this video we will discuss how to set up Angular 2 in Visual Studio.

Step 1 : The first step is to install Node.js and npm. It is recommended that you have node version 4.6.x or greater and npm 3.x.x or greater. To check the versions that you have on your machine type the following commands in a command window.
node -v
npm -v

You can get the latest version of Node.js from the following website.
nodejs.org/en/download

Step 2 : Make sure you have Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 installed. To check the version of Visual Studio you have click on the “Help” menu and then select “About Microsoft Visual Studio”

Download links
Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 – Update 3
download.microsoft.com/download/8/4/3/843ec655-1b67-46c3-a7a4-10a1159cfa84/vs2015.3.ent_enu.iso

Visual Studio Professional 2015 – Update 3
download.microsoft.com/download/e/b/c/ebc2c43f-3821-4a0b-82b1-d05368af1604/vs2015.3.pro_enu.iso

Visual Studio Community 2015 – Update 3
download.microsoft.com/download/b/e/d/bedddfc4-55f4-4748-90a8-ffe38a40e89f/vs2015.3.com_enu.iso

Step 3 : Configure environment settings for node and npm in Visual Studio.
1. In Visual Studio click on Tools – Options.
2. In the “Options” window, expand “Projects and Solutions” and select “External Web Tools”
3. In the right pane, move the global $(PATH) entry to be above the internal path $(DevEnvDir) entries. This tells Visual Studio to look for external tools (like npm) in the global path before the internal path.
4. Click “OK” to close the “Options” window and then restart Visual Stduio for the changes to take effect

Step 4 : Install TypeScript for Visual Studio 2015
To develop Angular applications you need TypeScript 2.2.0 or later
To check the version of TypeScript, clik on the “Help” menu in Visual Studio and select “About Microsoft Visual Studio”
Download and install the latest version of TypeScript for Visual Studio 2015 from the following URL
www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48593

Step 5 : Create Empty ASP.NET Web Application project

Step 6 : Download the “Quick Start Files” from the Angular web site.
github.com/angular/quickstart

Step 7 : Copy the required “Starter files” to the web application project

Step 8 : Restore the required packages.
In the “Solution Explorer” right click on “package.json” file and select “Restore Packages” from the context menu. This takes a few minutes to load all the modules. You can see the status in “Visual Studio Output” window. After the restoration is complete, you will see a message “Installing Packages Complete”. To see all the installed node modules, click on “Show all Files” icon in Solution Explorer. DO NOT include “node_modules” folder in the project.

Step 9 : Run the project

In the “RUN” window type “cmd” and presee enter
Change the directory in the command prompt to the directory where you have the web application project.
Type “npm start” and press “Enter” key
This launches the TypeScript compiler (tsc) which compile the application and wait for changes. It also starts the lite-server and launches the browser where you will see the output – Hello Angular.
At this point, open “app.component.ts” file from “Solution Explorer”. This file is present in “app” folder in “src” folder.
Change “name” value from “Angular” to “Angular 2!” and you will see the changes reflected on the web page automatically.

At the moment we do not have the capability to run the project by pressing F5 or CTRL + F5. We will discuss how to do this in our next video.

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Rupesh Prasai
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Rupesh Prasai
1 month 23 days ago

my node_module is not loading in solution explorer

Garima Jain
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Garima Jain
1 month 10 days ago

install fiddler after that Use Fiddler as reverse proxy. please follow below link for thisdocs.telerik.com/fiddler/Configure-Fiddler/Tasks/UseFiddlerAsReverseProxyAfter that restored packages several time resolved my issue 🙂

Amr Temraz
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Amr Temraz
1 month 23 days ago

may be you need to restore packages many time

Amr Temraz
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Amr Temraz
1 month 23 days ago

if you can not get restore backage when you right click on package.json you nay need to restart VS

Amr Temraz
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Amr Temraz
1 month 23 days ago

may be you need to use this command to let node work in cmd SET PATH=C:Program FilesNodejs;%PATH%

Humberto López
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Humberto López
1 month 24 days ago

Thanks Sir! very useful

Garika Sivanarayana
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Garika Sivanarayana
1 month 24 days ago

hi can any one help me command window not working ,when i enter the project path and then enter the command window showing again c:usersiva like only

Suresh Babu
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Suresh Babu
1 month 26 days ago

Hi Sir, Am a great fan of u but Instead doing lot of work for set up. We can follow the angular.io/docs/ts/latest/cli-quickstart.html.Which gives us everything. just install npm install -g @angular/cli then we will have all the required packages globally. Just we need to create a new project and serve it to server that's all.

prabhu i
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prabhu i
1 month 27 days ago

Sir, u r king, Thanks a lot, waiting for next videos…. i learned lot of concepts from your videos (C#, MVC, WebAPI)

shubham paliwal
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shubham paliwal
1 month 28 days ago

Thank u So Much Sir…..Please Upload More Videos..

jai ram
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jai ram
1 month 28 days ago

Hi Venkat, Can you add a minute or two for each tutorial on how this would change with angular 4, or if you can do with 4 that is going to be awesome.. Thanks and love your efforts for spreading knowledge

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