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NativeScript Core

tns build android

Description

Builds the project for Android and produces an APK that you can manually deploy on an Android device or Android emulator.

Commands

Usage Synopsis
General $ tns build android [--compileSdk <API Level>] [--key-store-path <File Path> --key-store-password <Password> --key-store-alias <Name> --key-store-alias-password <Password>] [--release] [--static-bindings] [--copy-to <File Path>] [--bundle [<value>] [--env.*]] [--aab]

Options

  • --compileSdk - Sets the Android SDK that will be used to build the project. <API Level> is a valid Android API level. For example: 22, 23. For a complete list of the Android API levels and their corresponding Android versions, click here.
  • --clean - If set, forces the complete rebuild of the native application.
  • --release - If set, produces a release build. Otherwise, produces a debug build. When set, you must also specify the --key-store-* options.
  • --key-store-path - Specifies the file path to the keystore file (P12) which you want to use to code sign your APK. You can use the --key-store-* options along with --release to produce a signed release build. You need to specify all --key-store-* options.
  • --key-store-password - Provides the password for the keystore file specified with --key-store-path. You can use the --key-store-* options along with --release to produce a signed release build. You need to specify all --key-store-* options.
  • --key-store-alias - Provides the alias for the keystore file specified with --key-store-path. You can use the --key-store-* options along with --release to produce a signed release build. You need to specify all --key-store-* options.
  • --key-store-alias-password - Provides the password for the alias specified with --key-store-alias-password. You can use the --key-store-* options along with --release to produce a signed release build. You need to specify all --key-store-* options.
  • --copy-to - Specifies the file path where the built .apk will be copied. If it points to a non-existent directory, it will be created. If the specified value is directory, the original file name will be used.
  • --bundle - Specifies that the webpack bundler will be used to bundle the application.
  • --env.* - Specifies additional flags that the bundler may process. May be passed multiple times. For example: --env.uglify --env.snapshot.
  • --aab - Specifies that the build will produce an Android App Bundle(.aab) file.

Command Limitations

  • When the --release flag is set, you must also specify all --key-store-* options.
Command Description
build ios Builds the project for iOS and produces an APP or IPA that you can manually deploy in the iOS Simulator or on device, respectively.
build Builds the project for the selected target platform and produces an application package that you can manually deploy on device or in the native emulator.
debug android Debugs your project on a connected Android device or in a native emulator.
debug ios Debugs your project on a connected iOS device or in a native emulator.
debug Debugs your project on a connected device or in a native emulator.
deploy Builds and deploys the project to a connected physical or virtual device.
run android Runs your project on a connected Android device or in a native Android emulator, if configured.
run ios Runs your project on a connected iOS device or in the iOS Simulator, if configured.
run Runs your project on a connected device or in the native emulator for the selected platform.
test init Configures your project for unit testing with a selected framework.
test android Runs the tests in your project on Android devices or native emulators.
test ios Runs the tests in your project on iOS devices or the iOS Simulator.