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Collaborate Across the Offline and Cloud Tools

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IDE

If you need to open an app created with the extension for Visual Studio in the in-browser client, the universal desktop client or the classic Windows desktop client, you need to connect the app with the cloud.

If you need to open an app created with the command-line interface in the in-browser client, the universal desktop client or the classic Windows desktop client, you need to commit the code for the app to version control and then recreate it from the remote repository.

If you need to open an app created with the in-browser client, the universal desktop client or the classic Windows desktop client in the extension for Visual Studio, you can create a new app in the extension for Visual Studio by getting its code from the cloud.

If you need to open an app created with the in-browser client, the universal desktop client or the classic Windows desktop client in the command-line interface, you can export the code for the app from the cloud.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that version control is configured for your app. For more information about AppBuilder and third-party version control, see Using Third-Party Version Control.
  • Verify that you have applied the solution upgrade provided in AppBuilder 2.3.
    1. Open the app in the AppBuilder client that you used to create it.
    2. When prompted, upgrade the solution.
    3. Commit and push the modified app to the remote repository.
  • Verify that your preferred AppBuilder client is running and you are logged in with the account in which you want to develop your application.

Procedure

In-Browser

Collaborate on Apps Available in the Cloud Clients

  1. In your browser, verify that you are logged in and you have switched to the account in which you want to develop your app.
  2. Select Apps.
  3. Click the app that you want to open.
  4. In the left-hand navigation, click Code.

Collaborate on Apps Created with the Offline Clients

  • If you created your project in the extension for Visual Studio, complete the following steps.

    1. Open your project in Microsoft Visual Studio.
    2. Select AppBuilderConnect Code with Cloud.

      IMPORTANT: After connecting your Microsoft Visual Studio project with the cloud, you will no longer be able to LiveSync changes over the air to apps deployed with QR code (both as application packages or in the developer apps). You need to re-deploy any apps previously deployed with QR code.

      1. In the Create Cloud App tab, provide app name and click Connect.
    3. Open your app in the in-browser client.
    4. Make sure to connect the newly created app to the remote repository in which your team collaborates.
      For more information, see Configuring Third-Party Version Control.
  • If you created your project in the command-line interface, complete the following steps.
    1. In your browser, in the Telerik Platform home page, click Create app.
    2. Click Advanced.
    3. Select Clone repository.
    4. Provide the clone URL for the repository that contains your app.
    5. Provide an app name.
    6. (Optional) Provide description.
    7. Click Create App and wait for the in-browser client to load the app.

Universal

Collaborate on Apps Available in the Cloud Clients

  • In the Dashboard, double-click the app that you want to open and wait for the universal desktop client to load the app.

Collaborate on Apps Created with the Offline Clients

  • If you created your project in the extension for Visual Studio, complete the following steps.

    1. Open your project in Microsoft Visual Studio.
    2. Select AppBuilderConnect Code with Cloud.

      IMPORTANT: After connecting your Microsoft Visual Studio project with the cloud, you will no longer be able to LiveSync changes over the air to apps deployed with QR code (both as application packages or in the developer apps). You need to re-deploy any apps previously deployed with QR code.

    3. In the Create Cloud App tab, provide app name and click Connect.

    4. Make sure to connect the newly created app to the remote repository in which your team collaborates.
      For more information, see Configuring Third-Party Version Control.
  • If you created your project in the command-line interface, complete the following steps.
    1. In the Dashboard, click Create App.
    2. Click Advanced.
    3. Select Clone repository.
    4. Provide the clone URL for the repository that contains your app.
    5. Provide an app name.
    6. (Optional) Provide description.
    7. Click Create App and wait for the universal desktop client to load the app.

Windows

Collaborate on Apps Available in the Cloud Clients

  1. In the Dashboard, click My Apps.
  2. Double-click the app that you want to open and wait for the classic Windows desktop client to load the app.

Collaborate on Apps Created with the Offline Clients

  • If you created your project in the extension for Visual Studio, complete the following steps.

    1. Open your project in Microsoft Visual Studio.
    2. Select AppBuilderConnect Code with Cloud.

      IMPORTANT: After connecting your Microsoft Visual Studio project with the cloud, you will no longer be able to LiveSync changes over the air to apps deployed with QR code (both as application packages or in the developer apps). You need to re-deploy any apps previously deployed with QR code.

    3. In the Create Cloud App tab, provide app name and click Connect.

    4. Make sure to connect the newly created app to the remote repository in which your team collaborates.
      For more information, see Configuring Third-Party Version Control.
  • If you created your project in the command-line interface, complete the following steps.
    1. In the Dashboard, click New.
    2. Click Advanced.
    3. Select Clone repository.
    4. Provide the clone URL for the repository that contains your app.
    5. Provide an app name.
    6. (Optional) Provide description.
    7. Click Clone and wait for the classic Windows desktop client to load the app.

Visual Studio

Collaborate on Apps Available in the Cloud Clients

  1. In the main menu bar of Microsoft Visual Studio, select AppBuilderGet Code from Cloud.
  2. Select the app on which you want to collaborate and click Get.
  3. If your cloud app is configured for third-party version control, confirm that you want to clone the remote repository instead of just cloning the files.
    This operation clones your files from the master branch of the remote repository.
  4. Wait for the operation to complete.

Collaborate on Apps Created with the Offline Clients

  1. On your local file system, verify that you have cloned the remote repository that contains the app.
  2. In the top menu bar, click FileOpenProject/Solution.
  3. Navigate to the location where your app is stored.
  4. Locate the ABPROJECT file for your app and double-click it.
  5. If prompted, log in.

CLI

Collaborate on Apps Available in the Cloud Clients

  1. In the command prompt, navigate to an empty directory.
  2. Run the following command to list the available apps in the cloud.

    appbuilder cloud
    
  3. Run the following command to get the app on which you want to collaborate.

    appbuilder cloud export <Name>
    

    Where <Name> is the app on which you want to collaborate.

  4. Make sure to connect the newly created app to the remote repository in which your team collaborates.
    For more information, see Configuring Third-Party Version Control.

Collaborate on Apps Created with the Offline Clients

  1. On your local file system, verify that you have cloned the remote repository that contains the app.
  2. In the command prompt, navigate to the directory that contains the ABPROJECT file for your app.

Next Steps

Modify your code and commit and push changes to the remote repository.

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