Web Essentials

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Adds many useful features to Visual Studio for web developers

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Visual Studio
2010
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8/28/2012
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by Uroš Smolnik | March 01 2014

by John E. Bailey | February 06 2014

I would previously have rated this 5 stars, but this latest version runs
the "linter" on every build, which basically kills my development
environment on any project of any size. There does not appear to be a
way to prevent it from running on minimized files.

You can turn this behavior off in the options, otherwise I would have to
disable this extension entirely.

by Jernej Novak | October 18 2013

by NNToan | October 15 2013

Awesome tool for me :(

by Arthur Mubarakshin | June 17 2013

by D. Chatterjee | May 20 2013

by CharlieG | March 29 2013

Pure goodness. Zen Coding integration is killer. Thank you sir!

by matengo | March 14 2013

Freezes Visual Studio completely when I have knockout attributes in the HTML.. Have to terminate VS and restart over and over again.. The web essentials is disabled until this is fixed.. I really hope you work on this.

by 布尔运算 | February 22 2013

not work for me now , like the extensions is disabled.

by Waqas M | February 08 2013

Very useful features to Visual Studio for web developers

by SurgeForward | December 20 2012

This extension made typescript far more accessible. I look forward to SCSS support!

by neez1 | December 08 2012

Hi, excellent tool. highly appreciated. but it extremely slows done while you are writing JS code. you need to work on it.

P.S: that dude seems to be jealous through out the video when you are presenting your plugin.

by mdarens | October 25 2012

by cloudfuse | October 02 2012

I am downloading and installing this for the collapsible code brace region feature. if (stateMentTooLong){... I want to collapse it now without regions....}

but lo! that feature is not working in my VS2010.

by gbiamby | September 27 2012

This add-in is great in VS2012, except for one problem: most of the time when I try to save a .coffee file that has syntax errors, Visual Studio crashes. Let me know if there is any info I can send to help you debug this.

by Rob Reynolds (FerventCoder) | August 26 2012

Fantastic addition to Visual Studio!

by PaulJSanchez | July 20 2012

It become unusable when editing medium-large javascript files... about a second delay from keypress to character appearing in the document! I had to disable it... when bugs like this dissapear, I'll give another try.

by BrianJFinkel | July 12 2012

Really great ideas, but JS extensions are way too slow and seem to compete with MS JS extensions, which are better. Can you add the ability to selectively enable/disable the tools? That might be a huge improvement. The CSS extensions are awesome, but I can't leave this thing running because it kills the JS editor.

by Mark_GNJ | July 07 2012

Excellent plugin, Amazing! Loved it

by Federico Coletto | July 04 2012

A really amazing tool !
Now that I've tried it, I cannot think working without !

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  • JSHint ignores
    1 Posts | Last post July 23, 2013
    • I'm using the RaphäelJS library on my project and JSHint issues too many errors for this library.
      
      I've tried to create a .jshintignore on my project, without any success.
      
      There is some way to ignore certain .js files from JSHint build validation?
      
      Any chance to make .jshintignore to work?
      
      My .jshintignore:
      
      *-min.js
      raphael.js
      jquery-*.js
      *.intellisense.js
      
  • absolute paths
    1 Posts | Last post July 05, 2013
    • why doesn't @import work right with absolute paths?
      
      in my root .less file I have:
      
          @import "/Content/bootstrap/less/reset.less";
      
      but in the error list it says:
      
          Error 31 LESS: Couldn't load Content/bootstrap/less/reset.less (404) ...
      
      NOTE the lack of a leading '/' - it got removed.
      
  • Some of the features are not reflecting
    1 Posts | Last post July 01, 2013
    • Hi,
      
      Some of the features are not working as they are described especially the region option in Vb and Javascript functions collapsing
  • Coffee script crashing VS2012 Professional
    1 Posts | Last post May 06, 2013
    • I opened a website (File > Open > Website) from a local directory. Then added new CoffeeScript file using new file dialog (Ctrl+N). The new coffeescript editor is opened with preview split screen.
      
      Then pasted this coffee code in it http://pastebin.com/Hzt4gBtE. Once pasted, I clicked in preview screen (for JS), I got the shutting-down error.
      
      Please review this issue. I just updated to v2.7.. 
      
      Please also bring the CoffeeScript and other filetypes in new file dialog when no project or website is opened (open a new instance of VS and press Ctrl+N). 
      
      PS Its a shame that we don't have support for SCSS and SASS!
  • import file returns 404
    3 Posts | Last post April 18, 2013
    • Hi,
      
      I've started facing an issue after I upgraded to version 1.6 where the @import url('../../../settings.less'); stopped working and I see the following error in the output window 
      Error	1	LESS: Couldn't load ../settings.less (404)
      
      Is this a known issue? Is there a workaround?
      
      Thank you,
      Guy
      
    • I've encountered the same issue as Guy. @import statements in .less throw compile errors on save if a relative path '../mycss.less' is used.
    • We have run into the same issue here. It definitely seems to deal with paths. Any files which only reference files in the same directory work fine.
  • Comments break intellisense
    1 Posts | Last post March 28, 2013
    • I'm using Twitter Bootstrap (less version) and even though the compilation result is OK, while in edit mode on the .less file the // comments show a syntax error. For example "// Core variables and mixins" this would trigger an "unexpected token" syntax error. Is that a known issue?
  • Bundles Documentation
    1 Posts | Last post March 08, 2013
    • Is there a documentation for the bundle files system? I'd like to know what are the options.
  • Crashing VS 2012
    2 Posts | Last post March 01, 2013
    • My VS 2012 started crashing after the last update I downloaded of this extension. Anytime I would open a web project it crashes. I got this from Windows Event viewer.
      
      Application: devenv.exe
      Framework Version: v4.0.30319
      Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception.
      Exception Info: System.TypeLoadException
      Stack:
         at MadsKristensen.EditorExtensions.LessGraphProvider.CreateChildren(System.Object)
         at System.Threading.QueueUserWorkItemCallback.WaitCallback_Context(System.Object)
         at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.RunInternal(System.Threading.ExecutionContext, System.Threading.ContextCallback, System.Object, Boolean)
         at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(System.Threading.ExecutionContext, System.Threading.ContextCallback, System.Object, Boolean)
         at System.Threading.QueueUserWorkItemCallback.System.Threading.IThreadPoolWorkItem.ExecuteWorkItem()
         at System.Threading.ThreadPoolWorkQueue.Dispatch()
         at System.Threading._ThreadPoolWaitCallback.PerformWaitCallback()
    • Visual Studio freezes all the time when I edit a html view with knockoout binding... Have to restart Visual Studio every 5 minutes... Any solution for this..?
  • Less files dose not recogonied in 2.5.1 version
    1 Posts | Last post February 28, 2013
    • Updated the web essentials to latest version(2.5.1), after restarting the VS the less files are unrecognized, no color code, co code hint, and compile css on save noting works. please fix and release a new patch release.
        
  • Another output error
    1 Posts | Last post February 08, 2013
    • C# project ( Web essentials steals output focus ) and randomly displays the following:
      
      2/8/2013 1:25:36 PM: Updating bundles...
      2/8/2013 1:26:19 PM: Updating bundles...
      2/8/2013 1:26:19 PM: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
         at MadsKristensen.EditorExtensions.ProjectHelpers.GetRootFolder()
      2/8/2013 2:29:15 PM: Updating bundles...
      2/8/2013 2:30:32 PM: Updating bundles...
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