Update a Verified Plugin

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IDE

When a new version of a plugin in the Telerik Verified Plugins Marketplace becomes available, you can quickly update your plugin to improve the functionality of your app or benefit from critical bug fixes.

To let you easily identify plugins created and maintained by Telerik or its partners, AppBuilder shows the Telerik Plugin tag for plugins developed by Telerik and the Partner Plugin tag for plugins developed by partners of the company.

When you update a verified plugin, AppBuilder does not add the plugin files to the Plugins folder in your app.
Instead, AppBuilder lists them in the Other Plugins section in the Properties.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that your preferred AppBuilder client is running and you are logged in.
  • Verify that you have opened the code for your app in AppBuilder.

Procedure

In-Browser

  1. In the Project Navigator, double-click Plugins.
  2. In the Plugins tab, navigate to the Other Plugins section and expand it, if needed.
    The Update badge indicates that you can update the plugin to a newer version.
  3. Click Update for the plugin that you want to update.
    The Manage Packages wizard launches and the plugin that you want to update is already selected.
  4. In the plugin description panel, from the Version drop-down menu, select the version to which you want to update.
  5. Click Change.
  6. Close the Manage Packages window.
    AppBuilder lists the updated plugin in the Other Plugins section.
  7. Close the properties dialog.

Universal

  1. In the Project Navigator, double-click Plugins.
  2. In the Plugins tab, navigate to the Other Plugins section and expand it, if needed.
    The Update badge indicates that you can update the plugin to a newer version.
  3. Click Update for the plugin that you want to update.
    The Manage Packages wizard launches and the plugin that you want to update is already selected.
  4. In the plugin description panel, from the Version drop-down menu, select the version to which you want to update.
  5. Click Change.
  6. Close the Manage Packages window.
    AppBuilder lists the updated plugin in the Other Plugins section.
  7. Close the properties dialog.

Windows

  1. In the Project Navigator, double-click Properties.
  2. In the Plugins tab, navigate to the Other Plugins section and expand it, if needed.
    The Update badge indicates that you can update the plugin to a newer version.
  3. Click Update for the plugin that you want to update.
    The Manage Packages wizard launches and the plugin that you want to update is already selected.
  4. In the plugin description panel, from the Version drop-down menu, select the version to which you want to update.
  5. Click Change.
  6. Close the Manage Packages window.
    AppBuilder lists the updated plugin in the Other Plugins section.
  7. Close the properties dialog.

Visual Studio

  1. In the Solution Explorer, double-click Properties.
  2. In the Plugins tab, navigate to the Other Plugins section and expand it, if needed.
    The Update badge indicates that you can update the plugin to a newer version.
  3. Click Update for the plugin that you want to update.
    The Manage Packages wizard launches and the plugin that you want to update is already selected.
  4. In the plugin description panel, from the Version drop-down menu, select the version to which you want to update.
  5. Click Change.
  6. Close the Manage Packages window.
    AppBuilder lists the updated plugin in the Other Plugins section.
  7. Close the properties dialog.

CLI

  • Update to the latest available plugin version.

    1. In the command prompt, navigate to the directory that contains your app.
    2. Run the following command.

      appbuilder plugin add <Plugin ID or Name> --latest
      

      Where <Plugin ID or Name> is the plugin ID or name as listed by appbuilder plugin add --available. If the plugin name contains spaces, make sure to place the plugin name in quotation marks (").

      Set the --debug or --release switch to enable the plugin only for the corresponding build configuration. If no switch is set, the plugin is enabled for all build configurations.

    3. If prompted, provide value for the plugin variable for the Debug configuration and press Enter.
    4. If prompted, provide value for the plugin variable for the Release configuration and press Enter.
  • Update to a selected plugin version.

    1. In the command prompt, navigate to the directory that contains your app.
    2. Run the following command.

      appbuilder plugin add <Plugin ID or Name>
      

      Where <Plugin ID or Name> is the plugin ID or name as listed by appbuilder plugin add --available. If the plugin name contains spaces, make sure to place the plugin name in quotation marks (").

      Set the --debug or --release switch to enable the plugin only for the corresponding build configuration. If no switch is set, the plugin is enabled for all build configurations.

    3. When prompted, use the arrow keys to choose which plugin version to install and press Enter.
    4. If prompted, provide value for the plugin variable for the Debug configuration and press Enter.
    5. If prompted, provide value for the plugin variable for the Release configuration and press Enter.

Next Steps

You need to re-build your app for the plugin update to take effect.

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