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  1. Apache Cordova
  2. CB-5359

WP8 not very clear msbuild requirement



    • Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Critical
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Master, 3.2.0
    • None
    • None
    • Windows 8 Pro x64


      The requirement for msbuild is not very clear, and have potential to be optimized by using the registry to find the correct location of msbuild.exe

      cordova platform add wp8
      Please install the .NET Framwork v4.0.30319 (in the latest windows phone SDK's
      Make sure the "msbuild" command in your path is pointing to v4.0.30319 of msbuild as well (inside C:\Windows\\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319

      So like any good developer I google for where to find the path of msbuild.exe
      On StackOverflow search "msbuild path"

      There could be multiple copies of msbuild based on framework version and architecture
      Ran reg.exe
      Look in:
      Key: "MSBuildToolsPath"
      Value: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\
      Add value to %PATH% environment variable
      The run cordova to add wp8, it works, but it fails on build

      C:\Users\Carlos\Desktop>msbuild -version
      Microsoft (R) Build Engine version 4.0.30319.17929
      [Microsoft .NET Framework, version 4.0.30319.18051]
      Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

      C:\Users\Carlos\Desktop>git -version
      'git' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
      operable program or batch file.

      'git' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
      operable program or batch file.

      C:\Users\Carlos\Desktop>cd GitHub

      C:\Users\Carlos\Desktop\GitHub>cd cordova32

      C:\Users\Carlos\Desktop\GitHub\cordova32>cd wp8-plain

      C:\Users\Carlos\Desktop\GitHub\cordova32\wp8-plain>cordova platform add wp8
      Downloading cordova-wp8-dev library for wp8...
      Checking wp8 requirements...
      Creating wp8 project...
      Downloading cordova-wp8-dev library for wp8...
      Preparing wp8 project

      C:\Users\Carlos\Desktop\GitHub\cordova32\wp8-plain>cordova build -d
      Downloading cordova-wp8-dev library for wp8...
      Generating config.xml from defaults for platform "wp8"
      Calling plugman.prepare for platform "wp8"
      Preparing wp8 project
      Processing configuration changes for plugins.
      Iterating over installed plugins: []
      Writing out cordova_plugins.js...
      Compiling app on platform "wp8" via command "cmd" /c C:\Users\Carlos\Desktop\GitHub\cordova32\wp8-plain\platforms\wp8\cordova\build

      WARNING: [ --debug | --release ] not specified, defaulting to debug...

      Cleaning cordova project...

      Building Cordova-WP8 Project:
      Configuration : Debug
      Directory : C:\Users\Carlos\Desktop\GitHub\cordova32\wp8-plain\platforms\wp8

      Building the projects in this solution one at a time. To enable parallel build, please add the "/m" switch.

      C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft\WindowsPhone\v8.0\Microsoft.WindowsPhone.v8.0.Overrides.targets(15,9): error : Building Windows Phone application using MSBuild 64 bit is not supported. If you
      are using TFS build definitions, change the MSBuild platform to x86. [C:\Users\Carlos\Desktop\GitHub\cordova32\wp8-plain\platforms\wp8\HelloCordova.csproj]

      ERROR: MSBuild failed to create .xap when building cordova-wp8 for debugging.

      child_process.spawn(cmd,[/c, C:\Users\Carlos\Desktop\GitHub\cordova32\wp8-plain\platforms\wp8\cordova\build]) = 2
      Error: An error occurred while building the wp8 project.ERROR: MSBuild failed to create .xap when building cordova-wp8 for debugging.

      at ChildProcess.<anonymous> (C:\Users\Carlos\Desktop\GitHub\cordova-cli\src\compile.js:65:22)
      at ChildProcess.EventEmitter.emit (events.js:98:17)
      at maybeClose (child_process.js:735:16)
      at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (child_process.js:802:5)


      So which one is needed it x86 for simulator, and x64 for release?


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