Windows 8 Command-line Tools

The cordova command-line utility is a high-level tool that allows you to build applications across several platforms at once. An older version of the Cordova framework provides sets of command-line tools specific to each platform. To use them as an alternative to the CLI, you need to download this version of Cordova from The download contains separate archives for each platform. Expand the platform you wish to target. The tools described here are typically available in the top-level bin directory, otherwise consult the README file for more detailed directions.

For information on the low-level command-line interface that enables plugins, see Using Plugman to Manage Plugins. See Application Plugins for an overview.

Windows 8

The Windows 8 command-line tools only support creating new projects. Commands must be run from a cmd or powershell prompt.

Create a Project

Run the create command with the following parameters:

  • Path to your new Cordova Windows 8 project

  • Package Name, following reverse-domain style convention. This becomes the default Namespace.

  • Project name