Javascript Parser


Visual Studio Extension to improve support for Javascript.

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by Fakher Halim | March 02 2015

Absolutely fantastic! A must for JavaScript developer on VS 2013

by Carlos ABS | January 26 2015

Good addim, very useful.

by HikeMike | January 20 2015

by JayChase | November 03 2014

Handy even if you are using Web Essentials already. An ignore list for errors would be great though.

by ValentinoLokesh | October 13 2014

I like you extension showing the error on top of editor but it makes the editor to respond slowly when we type text. please please fix it.

by jhammFL | September 25 2014

Such a well implemented extension! Why couldn't Visual Studio do this? Great job.

by ahmd0 | September 19 2014

I've been looking for something like this for a while. Amazing plug-in. Thanks to developer! Editing large JavaScript files without this plug-in is virtually impossible.

PS. It really beats me why neither native Visual Studio nor other JS editors like Dreamweaver provide any means to navigate among JS functions and global variables. This plug-in makes it a breeze!

by virtualadrian | September 13 2014

Fantastic plugin!!!! Highly recommend it if you're trying to clean up your scripts. I use this and a "New Solution Explorer" from my scripts folder and I can find my way around much easier.

by Wagner Cateb | July 01 2014

Great addin, saves a lot of headache when searching for typos. The tree function is also very useful. The author deserves a donation! How can I do it? Thanks Oleksandr!

by Sameer Mirza | April 12 2014

by hungudym | March 14 2014

I found this tool that help me coding javascript more quickly. Thanks you for your good extension

by Wouter van Vugt - Code Counsel | February 18 2014

Awesome. Why Microsoft the 'let's all program in javascript' company is not providing this OOB is beyond me.

by napoleonss | February 17 2014

Very handy.

by eric_weller | January 10 2014

Awesome tool! I have been doing a lot of JavaScript development and this tool provides the functions needed to quickly navigate large files.

by CmBonn | November 07 2013

I've just installed this. I'm hoping not to experience the crashes people have been talking about because even in 5 minutes of use, I can see this is going to save me a TON of time. For complex JS applications, this would seem to be invaluable. Being able to see the code structure is amazing. Great work on this!

by LittleBobbyTables | November 05 2013

Not sure what 3.7.2 did but you killed VS 2012 on my machine. Can't open any windows related to projects or any new projects. Had to go in safe mode to disable.

3.7.3--back in business

by lmttag | November 05 2013

I'm in the same boat as AllenAdams. After upgrading to the latest version in VS2012, lots of things do not work now in VS2012. For example, the Start Page is non-existent, if you try to go to Extensions and Updates..., it completely crashes VS2012, etc. WTH?!

megaboich November 11 2013
| Edit |

Sorry about that, I can confirm the issue happened with 3.7.2

If you experience this issue then you have to uninstall that version manually.
Please find folder with corresponding assemblies in location c:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\VisualStudio\11.0\ and delete whole folder with plugin. After that restart studio - it should help.

by Balaji Manoharan | October 10 2013

Very useful tool

by Mihai C- | June 29 2013

It's confused by Razor @-directives inline with Javascript code in ASP.NET MVC views, and will report them as syntax errors. An otherwise excellent extension.

by _Oliver_ | May 15 2013

This is really a great extension to Visual Studio! For a few months now, there has been this great feature where an error message popup is shown whenever a parser error has been found, giving you instant feedback on your work even without keeping the file outline window open all the time!

Olek, the main dev, is also very active and forthcoming, so this extension is live and well and in active development! Check out the Google Groups thread for feature requests:!forum/js-addin.

Really, a great example of a 5-star extension!

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  • Any way to copy text from Javascript Parser window?
    1 Posts | Last post March 11, 2015
    • Is there any way to copy and paste text from the Javascript Parser window?
      It would be really useful to be able to do this in order to document code structure at a function level, monitor changes over time, etc.
      I can do a screengrab, but it's not as useful.
  • Pop-up cut off
    1 Posts | Last post March 02, 2015
    • I'm using VS 2013 on Win7 64bit. Once in a while this extension pops up a message saying "Help improve JavaScript Parser extension". This popup is cut off at the bottom (unfortunately I cannot post a screenshot here), and to dismiss it you need to manage to click barely visible top of the buttons, or use enter for default action. Please fix.
  • Cause crash when checking .VSP file
    1 Posts | Last post November 17, 2014
    • VS2013 Premium Update 3+Javascript Parser 3.7.3
      I was working on performance tuning recently.
      This extension cause a crash problem when click items on "Calling Functions" list in Function Details view for .VSP file, recorded by VS performance profiler.
  • Views
    2 Posts | Last post October 19, 2014
    • Hi, I installed this hoping it would help with syntax issues in an MVC view. I cannot find this in Visual Studio anywhere nor doe it seem to work with an MVC view. 
      Can anyone enlighten on if this is possible?
    • If you're having challenges finding the JS Parser window: Go to View -> Other Windows -> JS Parser and it will show up. When you're viewing a JS file you'll see the outline. 
  • Parser Errors but there is nothing wrong that I can see
    2 Posts | Last post September 19, 2014
    • In Visual Studio 2013 I created a C# Web Application Project. I'm getting 3 Javascript Parser errors but they are not even Javascript code on those lines.
      Says syntax error on the below two lines.
      <!DOCTYPE html>
      <li><a runat="server" href="~/ShoppingCart" id="cartCount">&nbsp;</a></li>
      Semicolon Expected error on the line below.
      <p>&copy; <%: DateTime.Now.Year %> - Wingtip Toys</p>
      Any Help would be most appreciated.
    • Forgot to mention it is in the Site.Master page.
  • ES6 Support
    1 Posts | Last post August 25, 2014
    • Any plans on adding support for ES6 keywords and features?
  • "Syntax error" on "debugger;"
    3 Posts | Last post August 22, 2014
    • I am a heavy user of "debugger;". This is the conventional codified breakpoint methodology. I don't appreciate being told this is a syntax error.
    • I second that motion!
    • Hey guys,
      I had the same "issue" but find the way to disable it.
      Go settings > There is a checkbox [X] Do not treat "debugger" keyword as error.
  • Syntax Error on doctype
    2 Posts | Last post June 30, 2014
    • Whenever I open a .ASPX Masterpage for some reason the JavaScript parser gives me a syntax error with the "<!doctype html>" tag.  I'm running VS 2012 update 4, and of course it's HTML 5.
    • Go into extension options and add the missing "master" extension to the partial ignore list:
      The default value for this list is kinda broken, with two entries for "aspx" and none for "master".
  • Install in VS2010 shell
    2 Posts | Last post November 29, 2013
    • Hello,
      I've been using VS2010 isolated shell to do some web development...
      How can I install "Javascript Parser" in the VS2010 Shell?
    • Some extra info after a few more searches,,,
      Visual Studio message on install attempt:
      This extension is not installable on any currently installed products.
      Searched everywhere for a solution...
      Not solved but found this info that can be relevant for a a next release...
      Please hurry,,, ;-)
  • Tons of junk entries parsed
    1 Posts | Last post September 30, 2013
    • I've used in the past this extension, and was happy.
      I just installed it again, but the latest version generates high noise.
      It parses all jquery $( ... ) call, 
      it parses all jquery method, example: css>?, prop>?
      How can we turn this off?
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