Auto-refresh directories and sub directories

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Peter Morris

04 Jun, 2015 11:25 AM

I have put an auto-refresh directory into my config. It is pointing at my project's main folder, but when I change files in sub folders it is not refreshing the simulated browser.

Adding all of the folders manually will be too restrictive. Should (or can) your product also monitor all child folders recursively?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Shaun Sullivan on 04 Jun, 2015 12:48 PM

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    Are you running from Visual Studio? We have heard some issues with there
    being a conflict with its shadow copying in the past, but I can't remember
    how it was resolved.

    The simulator is setup to monitor sub directories by default when
    auto-refresh is used, so I don't think it is related to being in a sub dir.

  2. 2 Posted by Peter Morris on 05 Jun, 2015 08:40 AM

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    Hi Shaun

    VS is set to automatically launch Chrome, not your app. This is what I am doing

    1: Open my VC project
    2: Run the web app
    3: Open your app
    4: Go to settings and ensure auto-refresh is enabled for c:\dev\projects
    5: Run iPhone and iPad emulators, which then navigate to http://localhost:6510
    6: Edit one of the files in my project’s Views folder (beneath the c:\dev\projects folder)

    The browser doesn’t auto-update, but it does reflect the changes when I click refresh.


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