I had some problems with this initially but finally got it to work in the end. Two things came to my rescue.
Firstly, just at the time I was struggling with this, the Ionic team published an article “Using 3rd Party Libraries”. This was a great help and I urge you to check it out of you are having any difficulties in using 3rd party libraries with Ionic 2.
Following that article I knew that all I had to do to use the library was run the following command from the CLI:
npm install azure-mobile-apps-client –save
and then add:
declare module ‘azure-mobile-apps-client’;
to my declarations.d.ts file (as there was no Typings file available for the library)
I then had some problems trying to reference the library and use it within my application. Although I was working at the weekend, I reached out to Ionic’s Dan Bucholtz via twitter, expecting that maybe on the Monday I might get a reply. That was to underestimate Super Dan and within minutes he was helping me out (thanks Dan). Finally I managed to get things working. And it was all very simple.
In my components/services I now have:
import azureMobileClient from ‘azure-mobile-apps-client’;
and in their constructor:
this.client = new azureMobileClient.MobileServiceClient(azureURL);
this.table = this.client.getTable(tableName);
and it now all works swimmingly well ! 🙂
Firstly thanks to this timely article from the Ionic Framework team about using 3rd party libraries and secondly thanks to some help from Dan Bucholtz
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