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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

SharePoint Framework (SPFx) Resources

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SharePoint Framework - App File (.sppkg) Upload not working

Issue - On upload of app (.sppkg) file, App package not getting valid. On uploading, it is expected to SharePoint will display a dialog and ask you to trust the client-side solution to deploy.
However, popup is not coming. Also, Product ID is also blank

Reason - Your Tenant is not a Developer Tenant. SharePoint Framework is not available in production environment, so the only way you have to test it, is using a dev tenant. 

Resolution -

  1. Follow the steps to create a new Office 365 Developer Tenant - https://dev.office.com/sharepoint/docs/spfx/set-up-your-developer-tenant

  1. Convert existing tenant to Developer Tenant -  Make sure you have First Release options enabled.

After updating First Release settings, it may take a while to update the settings. Once updated, your tenancy would have SharePoint Framework Release enabled and App Packages will function as required.
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SharePoint Framework Tutorials - YouTube Playlist

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SharePoint Framework Yeoman template broken by TypeScript 2.1 definition

Building SharePoint Framework new project using gulp serve, gives errors for TypeScript building the project.

Issue - SPFx broken by Typescript 2.1 extensions
Resolution - npm install @types/lodash@4.14.50



SharePoint Framework - Starting a new project


  1. Setup your development environment based on the steps defined at https://dev.office.com/sharepoint/docs/spfx/set-up-your-development-environment

  1. At command prompt use following command - 

yo @microsoft/sharepoint

  1. Install the developer certificate for use with SPFx development, switch to your console, make sure you are still in your project directory and enter the following command:

gulp trust-dev-cert

  1. Enter the following command in the console to build and preview your web part:

gulp serve
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