Download and install success; integration with VS2012 successful; but Browse With is grayed out

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Tim R

04 Feb, 2015 08:03 PM

I am not sure how to use your tool. I downloaded the trial and installed it. I run Electric Mobile Studio as Administrator on Windows 7x64.
(I chose to integrate with VS2012 and was informed that that task was successful. I open VS, but the Browse With option on the File Menu is grayed out. I try to Launch iPhone from Electric Mobile Studio by clicking on the green button. Nothing happens. Is something supposed to happen?

So I close EMS and try again. After about 60 seconds waiting for it to connect with your remote server, the EMS windows closes.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Shaun Sullivan on 04 Feb, 2015 08:08 PM

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    "Browse with" is only enabled in Visual Studio when you have a web project
    loaded.

    Your other issue sounds like you need to apply all the latest Windows
    updates and reboot, we have seen that be an issue.

  2. 2 Posted by Tim Romano on 04 Feb, 2015 08:46 PM

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    Shaun,
    Rebooting seems to have solved the main problem. The simulator loads now.

    I've been working with the simulators in Chrome's Developer Tools. There
    is a major difference between the CSS effects in the Chrome simulators
    and in your emulator. What looks good in the Chrome iPhone simulators is
    far too big to fit on your emulator's screen. Also, Google's emulator
    swipes/scrolls whereas yours is fixed. Is scrolling with a swipe motion
    supposed to work in EMS?

    Regards
    Tim

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Shaun Sullivan on 04 Feb, 2015 08:53 PM

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    Can you do us a favor and try HTML5.Assist and see if you see the same
    issue?

    http://www.electricplum.com/html5assist.aspx

  4. 4 Posted by Tim Romano on 04 Feb, 2015 09:59 PM

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    It's better with HTML5.Assist than with EMS. EMS seemed to be getting
    it correct for a split second (say 200ms) and then re-rerendering the
    page in a super-huge font, as if the page had been instantly zoomed.

      But HTML5.Assist still has significant differences from the Chrome
    simulators. After a brief test:

    Height of input elements is much bigger in HTML5.Assist.
    Fonts are bigger in HTML5.Assist
    Margins right and left are miscalculated in HTML5.Assist.

    Tim

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