You can download and run the composer as a Desktop application. But, you can also run it locally as a Web Application using the Yarn. I will go ahead and run on Windows.
- Node.js LTS 14.x, x64 or x32.
- Yarn 1.x.
- .NET Core SDK 3.1 or later.
- Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015, 2017 and 2019 14.28 or later. Only x64 and x32 editions are supported.
Run the Composer Locally as Web App
Open any command-line tool and clone the source code from GitHub by running the below command.
git clone https://github.com/microsoft/BotFramework-Composer.git
Navigate to the Composer directory.
Install the dependencies.
Build the project.
Start the client and the server. Run the below command in a separate terminal at the same above location.
Open a browser and navigate to
http://localhost:3000. You are ready to use the composer.