Install DCli

To get started with DCli you first need to install Dart and optionally the DCli tools.
If you just want to use the DCli library then you don't need to install the DCli tools.
There are three methods for installing Dart and the DCli tools.

Option 1) Use DCli library from your project

If you only want to use the DCli library then you can add DCli to your pubspec.yaml as you would any other package.
dcli: 0.37.0
Check pub.dev for the latest version no.

Option 2) Install Dart/DCli

Start by installing Dart as per:
Install Dart from : https://dart.dev/get-dart
If you want to use the DCli tools, including Shebang (#!) support you need to globally activate DCli.
Now activate the DCli tools:
dart pub global activate dcli
dcli install

Option 3) Install Dart/DCli

This is still a work in progress but is intended to provide a three line script to install Dart and the DCli tools.
wget https://github.com/noojee/dcli/releases/download/latest.linux/dcli_install
chmod +x dcli_install
sudo ./dcli_install
curl https://github.com/bsutton/dcli/releases/download/latest.windows/dcli_install.exe
Coming soon:
curl https://github.com/bsutton/dcli/releases/download/latest.osx/dcli_install

Install VSCode

You can use virtually any editor to create DCli scripts but we use and recommend Visual Studio Code (vscode) with the Dart-Code plugin.
Install Visual Studio Code from: https://code.visualstudio.com/download
Now install the vscode extension for Dart - Dart Code:
Install Dart-Code from: dartcode.org
We use and recommend the following additional vscode extensions:
  • Dart-Code.flutter
  • dart-import
  • pubspec-assist
  • vscode-browser-preview
  • bracket-pair-colorizer
  • LogFileHighlighter