IDE Introduction

Caution: IDE Deprecation

We have been decided to no longer support the IDE from 2022. We recommend that you use the VS Code extension instead.

The webOS TV IDE provides a convenient environment to support your development. The IDE provides the same features as the webOS TV CLI does, so if you find a command-based environment better, feel free to use the CLI. If you prefer user-friendly UI, you've come to the right page.

Getting started with the IDE

Let's assume you are to write an app with the webOS TV IDE. The following process is the overall process you need to take. Whenever you get confused while using the IDE, come back to this page to see which step you have missed out.

  1. STEP 1. Launch the webOS TV IDE.
  2. STEP 2. Create an app project.
  3. STEP 3. Configure appinfo.json.
  4. STEP 4. Develop your app.
  5. STEP 5. Configure target to launch your app on a target.
  6. STEP 6. Launch your app.
  7. STEP 7. Debug your app on Inspector.

To implement a service along with your app,

  1. STEP 1. Create an app using the steps guided above.
  2. STEP 2. Create a service project.
  3. STEP 3. Configure service.json.
  4. STEP 4. Develop your service.

Launching the webOS TV IDE

Once you install the webOS TV SDK on your computer, launch the webOS TV IDE.

  • On Windows,
    • Double click the webOS TV IDE icon (the poor Beanbird crushed underneath a webOS TV, as shown on the right) on Desktop or
    • Select a shortcut menu, StartwebOS TV SDKwebOS TV IDE
  • On Mac OS,
    • Double click the webOS TV IDE icon (shown on the right) on Desktop or
    • Go to ApplicationswebOS TV SDK and click the webOS TV IDE icon.
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