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LiveSync Changes Over Cable or to the Simulator

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IDE

When you save your changes, AppBuilder LiveSyncs your changes to all connected devices on which you have deployed the current app and to the simulator, if running. You cannot LiveSync changes to connected Windows Phone devices. To be able to LiveSync changes, deploy your app via QR code and use the three-finger refresh gesture to get your latest changes from the cloud.

After you have launched an Android or iOS device emulator, while the emulator is running, AppBuilder recognizes and treats it as a connected device.

For connected devices, you can LiveSync changes only to apps built in Debug mode with the Build and Deploy or Build <app_name> and Deploy operation.

You can determine which files to LiveSync to connected physical or virtual devices. For more information, see Exclude Files From the Application Package.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that you have built your app with enabled LiveSync (Debug mode) and that Project LiveSync is enabled for the device.
  • Verify that you have deployed your app on a physical device via cable connection and that the device is connected to your system.
  • Verify that you have deployed your app on a virtual device in the native emulator and that the emulator is running.
  • Verify that the device simulator is running.

Procedure

In-Browser

IMPORTANT: (Connected devices and the simulator) After any structural changes, such as renaming a file or folder or changing the start page, you need to re-build and re-deploy your app.

LiveSync to connected device is not applicable to the in-browser client. You cannot connect devices in the in-browser client.

  • Press Ctrl+Shift+S to save all changes.

If your app is running in the simulator, the device simulator reloads your app and returns to the home screen.

Windows

IMPORTANT: (Connected devices and the simulator) After any structural changes, such as renaming a file or folder or changing the start page, you need to re-build and re-deploy your app.

  • Press Ctrl+Shift+S to save all changes.

If your app is running on a connected physical or virtual device, the device screen refreshes to show the updated app.

If your app is running in the simulator, the device screen refreshes to show the updated app.

Visual Studio

IMPORTANT: (Connected devices and the simulator) After any structural changes, such as renaming a file or folder or changing the start page, you need to re-build and re-deploy your app.

  • In Microsoft Visual Studio, press Ctrl+Shift+S to save all changes.

If your app is running on a connected physical or virtual device, the device screen refreshes to show the updated app.

If your app is running in the simulator, the device screen refreshes to show the updated app.

CLI

IMPORTANT: (Connected devices and the simulator) After any structural changes, such as renaming a file or folder or changing the start page, you need to re-build and re-deploy your app.

  1. If you have not enabled Project LiveSync, run the following command.

    appbuilder livesync --watch
    
  2. Save your code changes.

If your app is running on a connected physical or virtual device, the device screen refreshes to show the updated app.

If your app is running in the simulator, the device screen refreshes to show the updated app.

Next Steps

Continue development.

See Also

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