NativeScript Core

tns platform add

Description

Configures the current project to target the selected platform. When you add a target platform, the NativeScript CLI creates a corresponding platform-specific subdirectory under the platforms directory. This platform-specific directory contains the necessary files to let you build your project for the target platform.

Commands

Usage Synopsis
Android latest runtime $ tns platform add android [--framework-path <File Path>]
Android selected runtime $ tns platform add android[@<Version>] [--framework-path <File Path>]
iOS latest runtime $ tns platform add ios [--framework-path <File Path>]
iOS selected runtime $ tns platform add ios[@<Version>] [--framework-path <File Path>]

Options

  • --framework-path - Sets the path to a NativeScript runtime for the specified platform that you want to use instead of the default runtime. <File Path> must point to a valid npm package.

Arguments

  • <Version> is any available version of the respective platform runtime published in npm. If @<Version> is not specified, the NativeScript CLI installs the latest stable runtime for the selected platform. To list all available versions for Android, run $ npm view tns-android versions To list only experimental versions for Android, run $ npm view tns-android dist-tags To list all available versions for iOS, run $ npm view tns-ios versions To list only experimental versions for iOS, run $ npm view tns-ios dist-tags

Command Limitations

  • You can run $ tns platform add ios only on macOS systems.
Command Description
install Installs all platforms and dependencies described in the package.json file in the current directory.
platform remove Removes the selected platform from the platforms that the project currently targets.
platform update Updates the NativeScript runtime for the specified platform.
platform Lists all platforms that the project currently targets.
prepare Copies common and relevant platform-specific content from the app directory to the subdirectory for the selected target platform in the platforms directory.