@Kommundsen You can change the location of the menu item by going into Tools > Customize > Commands, select Build from the "Menu bar" dropdown, select Web Essentials and Move Down (or do whatever else you want to it).
Very nice extension with a lot of good features. I would give this five stars if not for the extremly annoying location of the Web Essentials item in the BUILD menu. I would prefer it to be located further down or as a separate menu.
Helped me a ton with a lot of things. I am looking forward to how far this can help my day to day tasks with CSS to be more streamline and simplified coding. In the past CSS has been daunting, web essentials is helping things be more fluid in my process.
In last upadate (v 2.3) I had an issue on less file compiling. When I use this @import url('../../../../../Content/dizayn/css/i.less'); in my less file it gives an error that it cannot find the file. In earlier version (2.0) it compiles successfully. So I have installed 2.0 back again.
I'm getting exactly the same issue as samuel.milton.
Using VS2012 and getting his same issue
I'm getting "Undeclared variable" and "Undeclared mixins" when I edit the Bootstrap LESS-files which results in "Compile error" in the preview window...
Can you help me pls?
EDIT: Mixins and variables on another sheet should they be available from another within importing the sheet? e.g. if I have colors.less and then layout.less should it fetch the vars/mixins from colors.less without importing it? I'm quite new to less but seeing other projects that's what they don't usually import and import only to combine
When you compile a not valid SASS files a Link Error is generated.
This link is not connected to a running Web server.
How can I customize this link.
Something went wrong reaching: http://127.0.0.1:6642/?service=SCSS&sourceFileName=C:%5CWork%5CMCH.CMS.Sass%5CMCH.CMS.Sass%5Cproject%5CCongress%5CBuehne%5Cportalbuehne_did.scss&targetFileName=C:%5CWork%5CMCH.CMS.Sass%5CMCH.CMS.Sass%5Cproject%5CCongress%5CBuehne%5Cportalbuehne_did.css&mapFileName=C:%5CWork%5CMCH.CMS.Sass%5CMCH.CMS.Sass%5Cproject%5CCongress%5CBuehne%5Cportalbuehne_did.css.map&precision=5&outputStyle=expanded&sourceMapURL&
Recompile all less files worked just fine, but when I've checkout fresh version into another folder it stop working (including recompile after build).
If I open less file, change it and save (css is created) then this file works automatically since then just fine.
Should I open each time I create a new repository all less files, or there is another way?
The only way, find out for now is to commit .css files too. Though all my .css files are autogenerated and therefore it is a pitty, that I should commit .css along with .less and checkin .css on change of less too.
So, after clicking one-click publishing, I see this in my output put window in VS2012:
========== Build: 1 succeeded, 0 failed, 1 up-to-date, 0 skipped ==========
========== Publish: 1 succeeded, 0 failed, 0 skipped ==========
9/10/2014 3:15:40 PM: ImportMixins.less compiled
9/10/2014 3:15:40 PM: rs-ui-tabs-from-bulleted-list.less compiled
9/10/2014 3:15:40 PM: ImportVariables.less compiled
9/10/2014 3:15:40 PM: variables.less compiled
9/10/2014 3:15:40 PM: rs-custom-controls.less compiled
This appears to me to be compiling LESS files after publishing my site.
Is there a way to ensure compilation before publishing other than doing a manual build prior to hitting publish?
I am having this issue now as well. I have one site.scss file that imports various other partials. It was working fine until a few days ago when (seemingly) at random they started failing to compile on save. Now the partials require the other partials to be imported into them before they will compile. I've triple-checked my @import flow and it is perfect! Sassmeister and other compilers have no issue.
Specifically, I get the "unparsable compilation error" as well as meaningless "(X)101" errors in the Error List. No line numbers or suggestions to be found.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
I just installed this extension looking for this awesome functionality. Unfortunately, I can not create a image sprite from my images. The option directly does not appears at context menu. I don't know how to enable it. Am I forgetting any step after installing the extension?
I am working with VS Professional 2012 (Update 4), and ASP.NET Web Frameworks and Tools 2013.1.
Thank you so much for your time and efforts!
First off, great tool you are providing. Have made my network footprint as small as possible.
First problem i noticed was that when i enabled JS Minification, the *.map files were getting 404 responses. After review of the *.min.js file i noticed that the Mapping URL line did not include the folder directory they were located.
Had to add the folder to the 'sourceMappingURL' in order to not get the 404:
Not sure if its possible but might be well worth looking into it for 2013, if not 2012 update.