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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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Peter L
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Peter L
8 days 5 hours ago

Great tutorial. One problem, i cant brows my webpage in internet explorer…

Ankit Jain
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Ankit Jain
8 days 8 hours ago

Your videos are always great, would appreciate if you can start demonstrating web development kinda courses using any other text editor, like Sublime, Brackets or any other. Just makes easier for learners to how to set up those using new technologies., coz not really sure, if any one develops in Angular 1 or 2 using visual studio.

Ketan Shukla
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Ketan Shukla
8 days 13 hours ago

You can also use the Angular CLI to create the files.

Jayanta Deka
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Jayanta Deka
8 days 13 hours ago

are u a Discovery Channel narrator as well !!

Tairq Khan
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Tairq Khan
8 days 14 hours ago

kudvenkat thanks for tutorial.May be my questin irrelvent to topic but it helpful in the end if guide us I need to know how we can implement agular2 with asp.net Mvc5 becasue both are following Mvc pattern

Albshr77
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Albshr77
8 days 15 hours ago

Many thanks

mohit saxena
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mohit saxena
8 days 17 hours ago

Hello sir, Thanks for Angular 2 tutorial starup. I am waiting for more videos for Angular 2 ASAP.

Bikash Meher
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Bikash Meher
8 days 17 hours ago

sir i always depend on your video if u had not been then definitely my life may have changed to other direction.thanks sir keep going and rocking

Shivam Shukla
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Shivam Shukla
8 days 19 hours ago
there is an error in doing "npm start" in command prompt.I am pasting the error from command prompt below , Please help me.———————————————> concurrently "npm run build:watch" "npm run serve" Error occured when executing command: npm run serve Error: spawn cmd.exe ENOENT at exports._errnoException (util.js:1018:11) at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (internal/child_process.js:193:32) at onErrorNT (internal/child_process.js:367:16) at _combinedTickCallback (internal/process/next_tick.js:80:11) at process._tickCallback (internal/process/next_tick.js:104:9) at Module.runMain (module.js:606:11) at run (bootstrap_node.js:390:7) at startup (bootstrap_node.js:150:9) at bootstrap_node.js:505:3 Error occured when executing command: npm run serve Error: spawn cmd.exe ENOENT at exports._errnoException (util.js:1018:11) at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (internal/child_process.js:193:32) at onErrorNT (internal/child_process.js:367:16) at _combinedTickCallback (internal/process/next_tick.js:80:11) at process._tickCallback (internal/process/next_tick.js:104:9) at Module.runMain (module.js:606:11) at run… Read more »
madan Chakravarthy
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madan Chakravarthy
8 days 19 hours ago

God Bless you Bro !!! Thanks again..

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