Create your first bot
In this quickstart you will learn how to create a bot using the Echo Bot template in Composer and test it in the Bot Framework Emulator.
- Download and use Bot Framework Composer as an installable desktop application: Windows | macOS | Linux. Make sure you install the Bot Framework Emulator and .NET Core SDK 3.1 or above.
- Or build Composer with source.
Create an echo bot
After starting Composer in a browser, click the Echo Bot button at the top of the Examples list on the homepage.
Enter a Name and Description for your bot. Choose where you want to save the bot or keep the default location and click Next.
You will now see your bot's main dialog. In the properties panel on the right, click the dropdown under Recognizer Type and select
None. Since this is a simple echo bot you don't need to use any recognizers or LUIS models.
Test your bot by clicking Start Bot in the top right. You will then see the Test in Emulator button show up. Click Test in Emulator.
Type anything in the Emulator to have the bot echo back your response.
Congratulations! You've successfully created an echo bot!
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