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Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Unleashed, Third Edition by Mike Snell, Lars Powers

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Cordova Plug-Ins (for Accessing Native Device Capabilities)

Recall the Cordova plug-in layer from Figure 25.1. This layer represents native plug-ins you can use in your application that serve as a bridge between the native web view and the actual device features (such as the camera, audio, geo-location, and even the app status bar).

There are nearly 1,000 plug-ins available from the Apache Cordova Plugins Registry (plugins.cordova.io). It can be hard to sort through that many options. Thankfully, Microsoft has vetted a number of great Cordova plug-ins and has made them available right from within Visual Studio. These are plug-ins Microsoft has tested for compatibility and use.

You add a plug-in to your application from the config.xml designer. ...

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