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Web Essentials 2012


Adds many useful features to Visual Studio for web developers.

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by VB6 Programming | July 31 2016

Better than 2015 Web Essentials

5 Star
by coderbd | July 28 2016

As a front end developer. I'm very much exited about minification process of this.

4 Star
by Jony Green | September 06 2015

I'm not a developer, i always use free online js minifier( and css compressor(

5 Star
by Dan Randolph | May 01 2015

I love the css help.

3 Star
by Ammar.Zaied | February 13 2015

nice !

5 Star
by Gene Kohli | January 21 2015

Sweet Suite!

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by Bob Blork | May 30 2014


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by Shreeharsh Ambli | April 17 2014

brings in new capabilities

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by Ilya Galakhov | February 19 2014

Thank You!

1 Star
by Jitbit1 | February 04 2014

No more LESS support in the latest version. But "LESS" is there on the product page, there's even a LESS-settings tab in the options. Thanks for ruining our work process.

This extension is #1 result in Google for "Visual Studio LESS".

PS. the new "ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2" only highlights LESS code, but does not compile it!! So your answer does not help!!

5 Star
by Proco | January 27 2014

Amazing extension!

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by Richard D | December 19 2013

Nice tools, but unfortunately Typescript is left out of the recent update. So a lot of the functionality I used is not available anymore.


5 Star
by harwi | November 30 2013

Great tool!

5 Star
by Breno Queiroz | November 27 2013

You Must Have It!

5 Star
by Balaji M Kundalam | November 23 2013

Useful add on.

5 Star
by GK Dev | November 20 2013

3 Star
by TW Scannell | November 19 2013

This says is updated today.It fails to install in VS 2012 Express

Mads Kristensen November 20 2013
| Edit |

Unfortunately, VS Express doesn't support 3rd party extension. It's not a limitation of Web Essentials

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by Eliezer Perlmutter | November 01 2013

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by Leonardo Lourenço Silva | November 01 2013

Very USeful !!!

5 Star
by Christiaan Rakowski | October 28 2013

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  • TypeScript 0.9.1
    1 Posts | Last post July 16, 2013
    • When saving a file i get a "Compiling TypeScript..." message, but the TypeScript process never returns! Is TypeScript 0.9.1 supported?
  • TypeScript support?
    1 Posts | Last post July 15, 2013
    • TypeScript support?
  • Any plan to support vs2013?
    2 Posts | Last post July 10, 2013
    • I really love this extension,and I wonder if there is any plan to support vs2013 preview?
    • I've found at
      THX Very MUCH!!!
  • Less Compile Error
    2 Posts | Last post July 09, 2013
    • Visual Studio 2012 Update 2
      Web Essentials 2.7
      Every time when I try to change or create any .less file, I got this message in css preview:
      Compile Error. 
      See error list for details
      And when I open Error List, I can see this:
      This thing same everytime, no description at all. It doesn't depend from code, even this code generate error:
      body {
      What shell I do?
    • Same here, I always get the compile error. I'd prefer to be able just to disable the css preview that taking up useless space...
  • Make .test.ts testable files
    1 Posts | Last post July 05, 2013
    • Make .test.ts testable files. test("test name", function(){}) and show results on Test Explorer
  • Zen Coding in XML files
    1 Posts | Last post July 04, 2013
    • Zen Coding works fine in .html files, but ignored in .xml. Any way to enable it for .xml?
  • How to Ignore files for jsHint?
    2 Posts | Last post June 30, 2013
    • Hi Mads, 
      first of all...your WebEssentials are great!
      How could I tell jsHint to ignore a couple of files(third party stuff)?
      It seems, that jsHint does not recognises .jshintignore at the root of my project.
      Did you integrated any other solution?
    • Hi
      I Have This Question Too
  • Automatic .d.ts generation
    1 Posts | Last post June 24, 2013
    • Web Essentials rocks... but it would rock even more if we could automagically create .d.ts files (via the --declaration command line option).  This would solve a long-standing issue with having to have tons of files checked out to even save a .ts file (with references) and may even go some way to speeding up opening and building our solution.
      Pretty please with cherries on top :)
  • Hulk Smash
    4 Posts | Last post June 21, 2013
    • Hulk angry!  Hulk want new Web Essentials for TypeScript 0.9!
      Hulk french kiss Anders but stomp on Mads with feet. :)
    • 2.7 works for me with 0.9
      What is your issue or feature not supported ?
    • 1.  It doesn't seem to be playing nice with some of the new generics, reporting errors where there are none:
      // using latest knockout.d.ts
      var portText = ko.observable("");
      portText(""); // this line generates the error: "Could not select overload for 'call' expression."  It compiles error free and executes fine tho.
      The compiler doesn't complain, but the IDE underlines the code in red and appears in the "Error List" section.
    • 2. incorrect parsing of embedded strings using razor syntax
      @{var uniqId = Guid.NewGuid().ToString("N");}
      @*the following line is correct and runs corectly.  Design time reports an unterminated string constant*@
      <input data-bind="select2: { placeHolder: 'Select a Location', dataSource: locationView.getData, rowTemplate: '@(uniqId)' }" />
      <script id="@(uniqId)" type="text/html">
              <td data-bind="text: PortNumber"></td>
  • TypeScript 0.9 support?
    1 Posts | Last post June 19, 2013
    • When will Web Essentials be updated for TypeScript 0.9?
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