Setup your environment with uno check

uno-check is a dotnet command-line tool that runs a suite of automated check-ups on your dev environment, making sure you have all the prerequisites installed to successfully develop an Uno Platform application. The tool is available on Windows, Linux and macOS.

If it finds something missing, out of date, or misconfigured, it will either offer to automatically fix it, or else direct you to instructions to manually fix the problem.

uno-check running

Install and run uno-check

  1. Make sure you have the .NET SDK installed.

  2. Open a command-line prompt. If you're on Windows, you can run Windows Terminal if you have it installed, or else Command Prompt or Windows Powershell from the Start menu. If you're on Mac, you can run the Terminal.

  3. Install the tool by running the following command from the command prompt:

    dotnet tool install -g uno.check
    

    To update the tool, if you already have an existing one:

    dotnet tool update -g uno.check
    
  4. Run the tool from the command prompt with the following command:

    uno-check
    

    For additional options, see below.

    On a mac, you may need to run the command this way:

    ~/.dotnet/tools/uno-check
    
  5. If you are using Visual Studio 2022 17.4 Preview 1 or later, use the following:

    uno-check --pre
    
  6. If you get any errors or warnings, run the provided fix, or follow the provided instructions. Run uno-check again to verify that the fixes worked.

  7. Once uno-check gives you the green light, you can get started!

Troubleshooting

If you run into problems with uno-check, you should generally try the following:

  1. Update the tool to the latest version: dotnet tool update -g uno.check --add-source https://api.nuget.org/v3/index.json
  2. Run with uno-check --force-dotnet to ensure the workload repair/update/install commands run regardless of if uno-check thinks the workload versions look good
  3. If you have errors still, it may help to run the Clean-Old-DotNet6-Previews.ps1 script to remove old SDK Packs, templates, or otherwise old cached preview files that might be causing the problem. Try running uno-check --force-dotnet again after this step.
  4. Finally, if you have problems, run with --verbose flag and capture the output and add it to a new issue.

Command line arguments

The following command line arguments can be used to customise the tool's behavior.

--target Choose target platforms

Uno Platform supports a number of platforms, and you may only wish to develop for a subset of them. By default the tool runs checks for all supported platforms. If you use the --target argument, it will only run checks for the nominated target or targets.

So for example the following will only check your environment for web and Linux development:

uno-check --target wasm --target linux

The following argument values for --target are supported:

Value Comments
wasm
ios
android
macos
skiagtk
linux Alias for skiagtk
skiawpf
skiatizen
uwp
win32
all All platforms

-m <FILE_OR_URL>, --manifest <FILE_OR_URL> Manifest File or Url

The manifest file is used by the tool to fetch the latest versions and requirements. The default manifest is hosted at: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/unoplatform/uno.check/main/manifests/uno.ui.manifest.json

Use this option to specify an alternative file path or URL to use.

uno-check --manifest /some/other/file

-f, --fix Fix without prompt

You can try using the --fix argument to automatically enable solutions to run without being prompted.

uno-check --fix

-n, --non-interactive Non-Interactive

If you're running on CI you may want to run without any required input with the --non-interactive argument. You can combine this with --fix to automatically fix without prompting.

uno-check --non-interactive

--pre, --preview, -d, --dev Preview Manifest feed

This uses a more frequently updated manifest with newer versions of things more often. If you use the prerelease versions of Uno.UI NuGet packages, you should use this flag.

The manifest is hosted by default at: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/unoplatform/uno.check/main/manifests/uno.ui-preview.manifest.json

uno-check --pre

--ci Continuous Integration

Uses the dotnet-install powershell / bash scripts for installing the dotnet SDK version from the manifest instead of the global installer.

uno-check --ci

-s <ID_OR_NAME>, --skip <ID_OR_NAME> Skip Checkup

Skips a checkup by name or id as listed in uno-check list. NOTE: If there are any other checkups which depend on a skipped checkup, they will be skipped too.

uno-check --skip openjdk --skip androidsdk

list List Checkups

Lists possible checkups in the format: checkup_id (checkup_name). These can be used to specify --skip checkup_id, -s checkup_name arguments.

config Configure global.json and NuGet.config in Working Dir

This allows you to quickly synchronize your global.json and/or NuGet.config in the current working directory to utilize the values specified in the manifest.

Arguments:

  • --dotnet or --dotnet-version: Use the SDK version in the manifest in global.json.
  • --dotnet-pre true|false: Change the allowPrerelease value in the global.json.
  • --dotnet-rollForward <OPTION>: Change the rollForward value in global.json to one of the allowed values specified.
  • --nuget or --nuget-sources: Adds the nuget sources specified in the manifest to the NuGet.config and creates the file if needed.

Example:

uno-check config --dev --nuget-sources --dotnet-version --dotnet-pre true