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NativeScript Core

tns debug

Description

Initiates a debugging session for your project on a connected device or native emulator. You must specify the target platform on which you want to debug. When necessary, the command will prepare, build, deploy and launch the app before starting the debug session. While debugging, the output from the application is printed in the console and any changes made to your code are synchronized on all connected devices or running emulators.

Commands

Usage Synopsis
General $ tns debug <Platform>General

Arguments

<Platform> is the target mobile platform for which you want to debug your project. You can set the following target platforms:

  • android - Start a debugging session for your project on a connected Android device or Android emulator.
  • ios - Start a debugging session for your project on a connected iOS device or in the native iOS simulator.

Command Limitations

  • You can run $ tns debug ios only on macOS systems.
Command Description
build android Builds the project for Android and produces an APK that you can manually deploy on device or in the native emulator.
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.
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.