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Quick Start

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Overview

This guide provides basic instructions on installing the Alloy command-line interface (CLI) and creating a quick project.

Command-Line Interface Installation

For Titanium Studio 3.0.0 or greater, the Alloy command-line interface and plugin should be automatically installed by the studio installer. Refer to the Titanium Studio Quick Start Guide for instructions.

If there were installation problems or if you wish to use the CLI without installing Titanium Studio, refer to the manual installation instructions below.

Manual Installation

The following procedure needs to be only performed once.

Prerequisite: Titanium Studio 2.1.x or greater needs to be installed and configured before installing the Alloy CLI.

  1. Download and install Node.js, which includes the npm package manager needed to install Alloy.
  2. From a terminal, run the following command to install Alloy:

Project Setup

To create a new Alloy project, start Titanium Studio, then

  1. From the menu, select File > New > Titanium Project. The New Titanium Project dialog box will appear.
  2. Select "Alloy" in the Available Templates box, then click the Next button.
  3. Complete all of the fields, then click the Finish button.

A new skeleton Alloy project will be generated. Note that the Resources folder is hidden from the App and Project Explorer.

Simple Example

The following example converts the image_view_file.js file from the KitchenSink project to an Alloy project.

To see the example in the KitchenSink application, click on the Base UI tab, then navigate to Views > Images Views > Image File.

View

Replace the contents of app/views/index.xml with the following:

Alternatively, instead of using the onClick attribute, the addEventListener method can be used with the controller component.

Titanium Style Sheet

Replace the contents of app/styles/index.tss with the following:

Controller

Replace the contents of app/controllers/index.js with the following:

Asset

Create a folder called app/asset/images and copy the apple_logo.jpg file from the KitchenSink project. This file will be copied to Resources/images/apple_logo.jpg by Alloy during the build process.

Compile and Run

Click the Run button and select the device to launch the application. Alloy will generate the Titanium Mobile files from the Alloy project files, which will then be compiled by Titanium Studio and launched on the device simulator.

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