11. Windows Development with Cordova

Cordova provides good support for the Windows platform, supporting Windows 8.x and Windows Phone 8.x. In this chapter, I show you how to use the Microsoft development tools to build and test Cordova applications for the Windows platform. What’s unique about this chapter is that it covers smartphone as well as desktop OS development as Cordova supports both for the Windows platform. The Cordova project currently supports two Windows targets: windows (targets Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1) and wp8 (targets Windows Phone 8).

Windows development is done using Microsoft Visual Studio. A free version of Visual Studio is available from Microsoft and is pretty easy to use. I’ll also cover some new ...

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