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Visual Studio 2015 setup: Third-party dependencies

Summary
This article discusses the third-party applications that are required when you install Cross Platform Mobile Development toolsfrom Visual Studio 2015. If you installed Cross Platform Mobile Development features, you must use additional third-party software to work with those projects. For the dependencies between Visual Studio tools and third-party applications, see the "More Information" section.
More information
Third-party softwareLets you ...Required by Cross Platform Mobile Development for “C#/.NET (Xamarin)”Required by Cross Platform Mobile Development for “HTML/JavaScript (Apache Cordova)”Required by Cross Platform Mobile Development for “Visual C++ Mobile Development”
Android NDKDevelop native dynamic shared libraries, static libraries, and native-activity applications for the Android platform.YesNoYes
Android SDKBuild and create packages for the Android platform.YesYesYes
Apache AntCreate deployment packages for different platforms.NoYesYes
Git CLIDownload and use custom plug-ins.NoYesNo
Joyent Node.jsDownload and manage dependent packages.NoYesNo
Oracle Java Development KitPerform the build steps for Android.NoYesNo
Websocket4NetEnable debugging on Windows 7 computers.NoYesNo
Third-party information disclaimer

The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.
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Article ID: 3060693 - Last Review: 07/31/2015 01:11:00 - Revision: 5.0

Visual Studio Enterprise 2015, Visual Studio Express 2015 for Desktop, Visual Studio Express 2015 for Web, Visual Studio Express 2015 for Windows 10, Visual Studio Professional 2015, Visual Studio Community Edition 2015, Visual Studio Test Professional 2015

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