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.

Prerequisites

Create an echo bot

  1. After starting Composer in a browser, click the Echo Bot button at the top of the Examples list on the homepage.

    home-echo-bot

  2. Enter a Name and Description for your bot. Choose where you want to save the bot or keep the default location and click Next.

    echo bot details

  3. 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.

    set recognizer type

  4. 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.

    start bot

  5. Type anything in the Emulator to have the bot echo back your response.

    test in emulator

Congratulations! You've successfully created an echo bot!

Next Steps

Create a weather bot using Composer.