After installing this version, VS fails to start without any more information about the error. I had to use Safe mode to uninstall in order to keep working. Support was very unhelpful given that the only solution provided was to "uninstall"
Installed on VS2013 update 5, and visual studio is now hung, fails to start. Uninstalled VS2013, reinstalled VS2013 and update 5 and now I can at least start up VS2013. But now cannot launch typescript projects anymore, browser fails to load index.html. Appears web essentials is still installed. Cannot find any way to uninstall web essentials. Maybe have to reinstall windows or something, very undesirable.
something happened when I tried to install this on vs2015 enterprise and now I can not get any of the html / cshtml and related filetypes to work in the editor. I have tried to uninstall visual studio and clean up every file and registry item I could find and I am still broken. goin to have to call Microsoft support to get this fixed it looks like.
when it install it gave a pointer error when I tried to open the files. now after uninstalling vs if I try to install this it says that the html modules are not installed. but the vs installer says they are installed. some where some file or reg key is trashed but where ? what to do to fix this???
This is the best CoffeeScript extension you can get for Visual Studio. That said, it's bad, really bad. First, it automatically adds any compiled .js or .map files to your git repo, bypassing any gitignore rules you may have. I have no idea why anyone would want to clutter their git repos with build files and I can't understand why Web Essentials doesn't have an option to disable this. Second, I'm fairly sure they are using an outdated CoffeeScript compiler. I frequently have errors in my .map files that aren't present when compiling from the command line. Also, many language syntax features throw errors in Web Essentials. Third, it supports Iced CoffeeScript, but adding a new .iced file can't be done directly through Visual Studio's Solution Explorer. You have to open up your solution folder in File Explorer and add it there, then add it as an existing file through your Solution Explorer. An unnecessary run around. Finally, the built-in language tools are nonexistent It has no refactor tools or IntelliSense. I love Visual Studio as an IDE, but if you're going to do any kind of CoffeeScript development, invest the money, and purchase a WebStorm license. You'll be glad you did.
I have installed Visual Studio 2013 in my laptop. I have downloaded Web Essentials 2013.5 from above link. While installing I got an the following error. Am I missing anything here?
4/19/2016 5:18:26 PM - VSIXInstaller.NoApplicableSKUsException: This extension is not installable on any currently installed products.
I have VS 2013 update 4. I set the following options:
Tools->Options->Web Essentials->LESS->Compile Files on build
but they seem to have no effect. I was also looking for MsBuild tasks or command line tools to force web essentials JS bundle generation and less compilation and did not find any.
I am on a verge of abandoning WE and moving to something else. If it can't generate files on build, I can't use it in production development.
I've inherited a project that uses Web Essentials 2013 and up until recently everything seems to have worked fine.
Any idea what is causing this?
ok i think i got it. so not sure why, but all of a sudden the ordering of the files doesn't seem to matter and variables and functions that aren't encapsulated suddenly have started being placed at the top of the file as part of the minification process.
 <TraceRecord xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/2004/10/E2ETraceEvent/TraceRecord" Severity="Critical"><TraceIdentifier>http://msdn.microsoft.com/TraceCodes/System/ActivityTracing/2004/07/Reliability/Exception/Unhandled</TraceIdentifier><Description>Unhandled exception</Description><AppDomain>DefaultDomain</AppDomain><Exception><ExceptionType>System.ComponentModel.Composition.CompositionException, System.ComponentModel.Composition, Version=220.127.116.11, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089</ExceptionType><Message>The composition produced a single composition error. The root cause is provided below. Review the CompositionException.Errors property for more detailed information.
 1) No exports were found that match the constraint:
 ContractName MadsKristensen.EditorExtensions.Compilers.ProjectCompiler
 RequiredTypeIdentity MadsKristensen.EditorExtensions.Compilers.ProjectCompiler
 Resulting in: Cannot set import 'MadsKristensen.EditorExtensions.BuildMenu.Compiler (ContractName="MadsKristensen.EditorExtensions.Compilers.ProjectCompiler")' on part 'MadsKristensen.EditorExtensions.BuildMenu'.
 Element: MadsKristensen.EditorExtensions.BuildMenu.Compiler (ContractName="MadsKristensen.EditorExtensions.Compilers.ProjectCompiler") --&gt; MadsKristensen.EditorExtensions.BuildMenu
 </Message><StackTrace> at System.ComponentModel.Composition.CompositionResult.ThrowOnErrors(AtomicComposition atomicComposition)
 at System.ComponentModel.Composition.Hosting.ImportEngine.SatisfyImportsOnce(ComposablePart part)
 at System.ComponentModel.Composition.Hosting.CompositionContainer.SatisfyImportsOnce(ComposablePart part)
 at System.ComponentModel.Composition.AttributedModelServices.SatisfyImportsOnce(ICompositionService compositionService, Object attributedPart)
 at MadsKristensen.EditorExtensions.BuildMenu..ctor(DTE2 dte, OleMenuCommandService mcs)
I try to bundle some scripts I have in my package project, the option displays but is not able to to generate properly the bundle. It only creates an empty bundle file. If I tried with a web or MVC project it works like a charm but I cannot make it to work with that project type which is mainly what I need it for
I have VS2013 update 5 installed. When I try to install this I get:
03-11-2015 17:12:28 - Description : Adds many useful features to Visual Studio for web developers. Requires VS2013 Update 4 or 5
03-11-2015 17:12:28 - Locale : en-US
03-11-2015 17:12:28 - Supported Products :
03-11-2015 17:12:28 - Microsoft.VisualStudio.Pro
03-11-2015 17:12:28 - Version : [12.0.31101,13.0)
03-11-2015 17:12:28 -
03-11-2015 17:12:28 - References :
03-11-2015 17:12:28 -
03-11-2015 17:12:28 - Searching for applicable products...
03-11-2015 17:12:28 - Found installed product - Microsoft Visual Studio Premium 2013
03-11-2015 17:12:28 - Found installed product - Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2013
03-11-2015 17:12:28 - Found installed product - Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Shell (Integrated)
03-11-2015 17:12:28 - Found installed product - Global Location
03-11-2015 17:12:28 - VSIXInstaller.NoApplicableSKUsException: This extension is not installable on any currently installed products.
When we save a less file and Web Essentials updates the *.css and *.min.css, both of these files get an illegal character inserted into the first position in the file. This causes the first class defined in the less file to not be available in the *.css and *.min.css.
Anyone know the cause/solution?
Microsoft Visual Studio Premium 2013
Version 12.0.40629.00 Update 5
Microsoft .NET Framework
Web Essentials 2013 18.104.22.168