Update 9 - Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova

Visual Studio TACO Update 9 corresponds to Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova version number 14.0.60428.1.

Setup Instructions

You can get this update following this link


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New Features

Add plugin by ID

This release, we added a new option in the custom tab of the config designer that allows you to add a plugin by plugin id. Plugin ids are the npm package name of each plugin (e.g. cordova-plugin-device).

Add Plugin By ID

New start page

We've updated our start page to make it more actionable and useful for devs getting started with our tools.

Start Page

Bug Fixes

Crash in local iOS deploy

We fixed a crash when deploying to local iOS devices. The crash would happen in cases where iTunes wasn't configured properly.

Hang opening project

We had a customer report of a hang opening a very large Cordova project. Upon investigation, we found that we were spending a lot of time trying to resolve URLs for intellisense that would never resolve. This has been fixed in Update 9. Big thanks to Carey for helping us get to the bottom of this issue!

Other crashes

We fixed a number of crashes that were reported to us from our crash reporting system.