Visual Studio for Mac Extension for Tizen

Visual Studio for Mac Extension for Tizen is an extension for Microsoft Visual Studio for Mac. It enables you to develop Tizen .NET aplications easily with Visual Studio for Mac.

Prerequisites

To work with Visual Studio for Mac Extension for Tizen, your computer must have:

  • At least 5.6 GB of available disk space
  • macOS Mojave 10.14: Community, Professional, and Enterprise.
  • Visual Studio 2019 for Mac (Community, Professional, Enterprise) Version 8.2 and higher.
  • Java Development Kit (JDK)

    You must install Oracle Java Development Kit (JDK) 8 or OpenJDK 12 to use Tizen Baseline SDK. Make sure you download and install the EXACT version.

For Oracle JDK, Java for OS X 2015-001 is required to support legacy Java software on macOS.

Visual Studio for Mac Extension for Tizen Installation

This section describes how to install the Visual Studio for Mac Extension for Tizen and the Baseline SDK to use the Tizen SDK tools.

Install the Extension

To install Visual Studio for Mac Extension for Tizen:

  1. In the Visual Studio Mac IDE menu, go to Visual Studio and click Extensions....

    Install extension

  2. Extension Manager dialog is opened. Click Gallery at the top left.

    Extension Manager

  3. Click Refresh to get the latest extensions.

    Browse Extension

  4. After the extension list is refreshed, expand the IDE extensions in the Gallery tab and select the Visual Studio for Mac Extension for Tizen. Click Install... at bottom right.

    Install Popup

    Install Popup1

  5. Click Install in the pop-up window.

    Install Popup2

    The extension is installed. Restart the IDE once to complete the installation.

    After successful installation, Tizen is in the project wizard.

    Project Wizard

Install the Tizen Baseline SDK

After installing the Visual Studio Mac Extension for Tizen, you must set up the Tizen baseline SDK:

  1. In the Visual Studio Mac IDE menu, go to Tools > Tizen > Tizen Package Manager.
  2. Select Install new Tizen SDK.
    NoteIf the Tizen Studio is already installed in your computer, simply set the Tizen baseline SDK path to the existing SDK instead of reinstalling it.

    Select new installation

  3. Read the license document and click I Agree.

    Agree to license details

  4. Enter the root directory path where you want to install and click Next.

    Set the installation path

    The Tizen SDK installer is downloaded and the baseline SDK is installed automatically.

    Installer download

    Baseline SDK installation

    Finally, the Tizen Package Manager installs the Tizen SDK tools.

    Tool installation

Set the Tizen Baseline SDK Path

You can also use the Tizen Package Manager to set up the Tizen baseline SDK path or each tool path directly:

  • To set up the Tizen baseline SDK path:

    1. In the Visual Studio IDE menu, go to Tools > Tizen > Tizen Package Manager.
    2. Select Use installed Tizen SDK.

      Baseline SDK Install

    3. Enter the root directory of your existing Tizen Studio installation.

      Baseline SDK Install

    NoteIf the installer gives a warning about your Tizen Studio version being too low, update the Tizen Studio by using the Tizen Package Manager after setting the tool path.
  • To set up each tool path directly:
    1. In the Visual Studio Mac IDE menu, go to Project > Solution Options > Tizen > Tools.
    2. Enter the root directory of your existing Tizen Studio installation in the Tool Path field.

      Check the SDK tool path

      The other tools paths are automatically set up.

Install Emulator Images

If you do not have a real device, you can run applications in the Tizen emulator.

To download emulator images, you can use the Tizen Package Manager or the Tizen Emulator Manager:

  • To use the Tizen Package Manager:

    1. In the Visual Studio Mac IDE menu, go to Tools > Tizen > Tizen Package Manager.
    2. Select the profiles and versions you want to install and click Install.

      Package Manager

  • To use the Tizen Emulator Manager:
    Note The Tizen Emulator Manager shows the emulator images installation window only when no images are installed on your computer.
    1. In the Visual Studio Mac IDE menu, go to Tools > Tizen > Tizen Emulator Manager.
    2. Select the profiles and versions you want to install and click OK.

      Emulator Manager

Troubleshoot

If you encounter problems with the installation:

  • To make sure the baseline Tizen SDK is installed correctly, check the tool path by selecting Project > Solution Options > Tizen > Tools.

    Check the SDK tool path