Bot Framework Composer is an open-source, visual authoring canvas for developers and multi-disciplinary teams to design and build conversational experiences with Language Understanding and QnA Maker, and a sophisticated composition of bot replies (Language Generation). Within this tool, you'll have everything you need to build a sophisticated conversational experience.
To build and run the Composer project locally as a web application, clone the source code from Github and build the application using the instructions below.
Please see supported NodeJS versions before building.
$ git clone https://github.com/microsoft/BotFramework-Composer.git $ cd BotFramework-Composer $ cd Composer // switch to Composer folder $ yarn install // install dependencies $ yarn build // build extensions and libs $ yarn startall // start client and server at the same time
Many aspects of Composer's functionality can be customized and extended through extensions. Features such as authentication, storage, publishing and even the samples and templates available on the homescreen can be customized by creating new extensions.
The Bot Framework Composer is part of the Bot Framework platform:
This project welcomes contributions and suggestions. Most contributions require you to agree to a Contributor License Agreement (CLA) declaring that you have the right to, and actually do, grant us the rights to use your contribution. For details, visit https://cla.microsoft.com.
When you submit a pull request, a CLA-bot will automatically determine whether you need to provide a CLA and decorate the PR appropriately (e.g., label, comment). Simply follow the instructions provided by the bot. You will only need to do this once across all repos using our CLA.
Please file issues and feature requests here.
Also, see current known issues for high impact bugs you may experience.
If you'd like to contribute pull requests to Composer, see the contributing guide for helpful information on our development workflow.
Security issues and bugs should be reported privately, via email, to the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) at [email protected]. You should receive a response within 24 hours. If for some reason you do not, please follow up via email to ensure we received your original message. Further information, including the MSRC PGP key, can be found in the Security TechCenter.