Great extension; it would be great however if there was the ability to call up the intellisense for CSS rules by CTRL+Space. It currently just creates a space. Also, it seems as though it doesn't always apply color-coding to the text.
Pretty good. It doesn't seem to follow imports in less files in order to provide intellisense on mixins. Maybe this is a pro feature, but I didn't see it listed. Also, the VS2012 file icons should be changed to fit with the VS2012 style - the orange icon for .less files really stands out.
Webworkbench is the best VS addin for working with LESS/SCSS and Coffeescript. I have no problem with them showing that there's a paid upgrade to the _free_ version. It's unobtrusive and - you get a bunch for free.
Free version is extremely limited and even fucks up your IDE by adding advertising you can't close. Not even worth downloading if you're going to use the free version. It even screws with your visual studio generating errors after uninstall. My advice is stay far far awayfrom this if you want to keep your development environment clean.
1. The change log 'advertising' can be minimized to the corner in the free version and entirely removed in the Pro version (although it does pop back up on updates to let end users know what has changed since updating VSIX does not tell end users what changed). It only appears when editing a Web Workbench files also.
2. VSIX files (Visual Studio Extensions) have an install process of 'unzip into a directory' and uninstall is 'delete directory'. This process is run by Visual Studio, not something we have built. We can't do anything custom when uninstalling or installing so it sounds like a general VSIX installer bug. We could assist in reporting to Microsoft if you get in touch.
3. The free feature set is listed here and on our website. If there are features you were hoping for but didn't find then we're always open to feature suggestions which we push out each month.
I'm sorry to hear you had a bad experience. I don't think it's normal and we would have loved the opportunity to assist in making things work for you by having constructive feedback.
Sorry to hear you're having trouble with the CoffeeScript highlighting. We get feedback at times about improvements that can be made and roll those changes out about once a month. If you have a specific problem we'd love to fix it for you. With more than 50,000 downloads (including using it ourselves in some very large systems) we think we've nailed most of the issues so perhaps there's something specific to your code that we could improve.
Thanks for the feedback. We're investigating the code collapsing issue. It's a bit of tricky one with the timing of things but we should be able to get it fixed up (since everything else with code collapsing seems to have it sorted!).
I'm not sure if your query about iced-coffeescript was in relation to intellisense. On the chance you're wondering if we support IC, we do and you can turn that option on already.
Hi Les, that doesn't sound ideal! We have been working with Less/Sass/Coffee files that are thousands of lines long, merging 5 or more items so perhaps there's something particular to your environment?
Either way, we'd love to get it sorted so you could run with the product. Mind flicking an email to us? support AT mindscape.co.nz
Like to get highlight for .sass and .scss but in my case i will not have sass to compile my code. I will compile it using compass. If you cud add this option or if it's already there and hiding please tell and i will give 5 stars.
Aside from the annoying adverts, this actually started to fail on me and preventing me saving files. Took me ages to work out why I could no longer save .less files in Visual Studio until I de-activated this extension.
Not being able to save sounds very strange! If you're keen to work with the Web Workbench again please contact us through our website and w'ell work with you to make sure it works as it should! We haven't had others having issues like this so it's likely something specific to your environment but either way we want people to be happy!
I am using this great extension but facing a problem while using it. I created a SCSS folder and a CSS Folder under styles directory. I have given output directory to be the CSS folder. When I save the the scss file it generates the file in SCSS folder and CSS folder as well. Can anybody help me with this.
How do i get sass files to update themselves in visual studio with mindscape workbench? Every time a change is made to a sass file visual studio prompts to reload the file. I want this to be done automatically so I dont have to be click 'yes to all' ever time I make changes to the sass file.
As part of a team of front end developers working in a larger group we are using Web Workbench to maintain our scss files.
Does the Pro version allow us to automate the generation of the built css files as part of the build process?
Basically, we want to remove the generated css files from the version control and have it that ALL teams members generate the latest css on build.
This can't be done - Microsoft deliberately blocks extensions in the Express versions of Visual Studio so it's outside our control. HOWEVER, Microsoft recently announced the new Visual Studio Community 2013 Edition. This is also free but does support extensions. You'll want to move to that to be able to use Web Workbench.
I hope that helps,
Hi, I'm having a problem, when I am editing some of my scss in project and saving it every scss is compiling, not only edited one. This is a little frustrating, because I am working on a project with Mercurial and a need to revert all unwanted generated css'
Could this be an issue with my configuration?
Since I've updated to the latest version of Mindscape Web Workbench, I get an error when creating the css files. So now I have no styling anymore...
/* System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception (0x80004005): The system cannot find the file specified
at System.Diagnostics.Process.StartWithCreateProcess(ProcessStartInfo startInfo)
at Mindscape.VisualSass.Integration.CustomTool.ExternalCommandBase.Execute(String customToolFolder)
at Mindscape.VisualSass.Integration.Compilation.ScssCompiler.CompileCore(String scss, String sourceFilePath, String rootPath, IEnumerable`1 additionalPaths, ICompilationSettings settings, ICompilerContext context, CompilationResult result)
at Mindscape.VisualSass.Integration.Compilation.CompilerWithMinification.Compile(String text, String sourceFilePath, String rootPath, IEnumerable`1 additionalPaths, ICompilationSettings settings, ICompilerContext context, CompilationResult result) */
There is more detailed post at http://www.mindscapehq.com/forums/thread/1082351 , but no-one at Mindscape seems to care about it.
Short version: running latest Web Workbench 3.2.972.22809 (free version) CoffeeScript debugging is pretty difficult, as breakpoints are either not highlighted, or highlighted wrongly.