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Mindscape Web Workbench


Accelerate and simplify your Web development experience with Visual Studio integrated Sass, Less and CoffeeScript support

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5 Star
by Artem Koshelev | July 25 2011

Very useful. I haven't tried SASS but using Less and CoffeeScript parts.

Despite of not complete CoffeeScript syntax highlighting support, it is being actively developed and promising.

Mindscape Limited September 15 2011
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Thanks for the kind words Artem. We're constantly improving based on feedback.

5 Star
by Darius R | July 21 2011

Simply excellent, I can finally ditch VIM and work inside VS again with LESS/CoffeeScript/Sass, I've reported 2 bugs in the past few days and there has been fixes within hours or a day, very impressed.

Mindscape Limited September 15 2011
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Thank you for the kind words. We appreciate the feedback on any issues to help make the product better for everyone.

5 Star
by Tony Dunsworth | July 18 2011

5 Star
by Dzmuh | July 17 2011

Mindscape Limited November 03 2011
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Thanks for the 5 star rating!

5 Star
by AdrianLogan | July 16 2011

Only using the CoffeeScript support but working very well so far.

Mindscape Limited September 15 2011
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  • Import Directory
    1 Posts | Last post August 05, 2016
    • It is possible to import directory with /* syntax. I have purchase Webbench, and I am having problems using the /* syntax for all files. Can anyone explain what I am doing wrong. I currently list the 50 or so sass files individually.
      Thanks Stu
  • Javascript is not complied correctly from CoffeeScript
    2 Posts | Last post July 20, 2016
    • Recently I upgraded from Visual Studio 2012 to 2015. I'm getting odd behavior from the 2015 Web Workbench CoffeeScript compiler. In certain cases tabs within the CoffeeScript are not recognized and in others properties within a class' constructor are compiling into functions. This does not happen in Visual Studio 2012. I can provide example code if need be.  Is there any known issues? Does the Pro version have these problems too?
    • We are moving to Visual Studio 2015 and it is my understanding that Mindscape will not work in 2015 at this point.  I've seen nothing to indicate when it a version actually officially supported will be released.
  • Settings lost
    1 Posts | Last post March 09, 2016
    • I use the Pro version since long time, only for coffeescript. I'm happy about this tool, works for coffeescript very cool! But an error came with VS 2015: The settings will be forgotten at every start of VS.  So I must tell every day the pathes for *.js, and thats no fine work! Please repair this, please :)
  • Is there a free edition for VS 2015?
    1 Posts | Last post January 06, 2016
    • When installing this download on Visual Studio 2015, it requires a license - no free option.
      Is there a free edition for VS 2015?
  • Compiler generate files as nested and also in Output Directory
    1 Posts | Last post December 05, 2015
    • Hello All,
      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.
  • auto updating sass files
    2 Posts | Last post January 28, 2015
    • 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. 
    • Hi there,
      Sounds to me like you have the generated file open at the same time as your sass file.  Probably best to just close it, as you should really avoid editing these generated files anyway.
  • Build process
    1 Posts | Last post January 28, 2015
    • 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 free version unable to install on VS 2013 express!
    3 Posts | Last post November 20, 2014
    • Hello there
      it's unable to be installed on visual studio 2013 update 2 express . any new version ??!!
    • Same problem here. It will be nice to have something working there 
    • Hi folks,
      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,
      John-Daniel Trask
  • Line number flag
    1 Posts | Last post September 25, 2014
    • Do you have any plans to include the "--line-numbers" feature in your plug-in?
  • where are settings stored?
    1 Posts | Last post July 31, 2014
    • Where are the settings stored? As in, which files to process and how, per project?
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