Installation on Mac
This guide explains how to set up a Tizen .NET development environment on Mac. For Windows, visit Installation on Windows.
Developing a Tizen .NET application requires three software tools.
- Visual Studio for Mac
- Visual Studio for Mac Extension for Tizen
- Tizen SDK
The rest of the page briefly explains each of them and guides you how to install them on Mac.
Installing Visual Studio for Mac
Visual Studio is Integrated Development Environment(IDE) developed by Microsoft. Having many tools that work very well for C#, Visual Studio is considered as the standard IDE.
Follow the steps below to install Visual Studio for Mac:
Download and run the Visual Studio 2019 for Mac.
When the Visual Studio for Mac Installer window pops up, select .NET Core and click Install and Update.
Installing Visual Studio for Mac Extension for Tizen
Visual Studio for Mac Extension for Tizen is a Visual Studio extension that helps the development of Tizen applications by linking the Visual Studio IDE with the Tizen SDK.
Take the following steps to install Visual Studio for Mac Extension for Tizen:
In the Visual Studio menu, click Extensions....
The Extension Manager window will pop up and then click Refresh in the Gallery tab to get the latest updates of the extensions.
In the upper-right search bar, enter tizen to search Visual Studio for Mac Extension for Tizen, and click Install....
After the installation, reopen Visual Studio for Mac, click New and confirm that Tizen category is shown on the left side menu.
Installing Tizen SDK
Tizen SDK is a collection of essential software tools for Tizen application development. It includes:
- Package Manager
- Emulator Manager
- Certificate Manager
- Device Manager
The following steps show how to install Tizen SDK through Visual Studio:
Install Oracle Java Development Kit(JDK) 8.Warning: Make sure you've downloaded and installed the exact JDK version.
Start Visual Studio for Mac. On the Visual Studio for Mac menu bar, select Tools > Tizen > Tizen Package Manager. Tizen SDK installer window will pop up shortly.
Click Install new Tizen SDK, and click I Agree if you accept the license agreement.
Set an empty folder path for Tizen SDK and select Install Samsung Certificate Extension. Then, click Next to start the installation of Tizen SDK. It will take a few minutes.Warning: An unexpected error may occur if there is an empty space within the installation path of the SDK. Make sure there is no space in the path.
If you can run the Tizen SDK tools on the Visual Studio menu bar Tools > Tizen, the installation is complete.
You have now completed setting up the development environment for Galaxy Watch. From here, you can learn how to build a simple app by following a series of tutorials in Get Started.