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Web Essentials 2010


Adds many useful features to Visual Studio for web developers

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by JayChase | November 03 2014

Really is essential for working with javascript in Visual Studio.

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by Ed (DareDevil57) | August 14 2014

5 Star
by Bob Blork | May 30 2014

nice! i like that you put in a link for a video.

5 Star
by Uroš Smolnik | March 01 2014

3 Star
by John E. Bailey | February 06 2014

I would previously have rated this 5 stars, but this latest version runs
the "linter" on every build, which basically kills my development
environment on any project of any size. There does not appear to be a
way to prevent it from running on minimized files.

You can turn this behavior off in the options, otherwise I would have to
disable this extension entirely.

5 Star
by Jernej Novak | October 18 2013

5 Star
by NNToan | October 15 2013

Awesome tool for me :(

5 Star
by Arthur Mubarakshin | June 17 2013

5 Star
by D. Chatterjee | May 20 2013

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by CharlieG | March 29 2013

Pure goodness. Zen Coding integration is killer. Thank you sir!

4 Star
by matengo | March 14 2013

Freezes Visual Studio completely when I have knockout attributes in the HTML.. Have to terminate VS and restart over and over again.. The web essentials is disabled until this is fixed.. I really hope you work on this.

5 Star
by 布尔运算 | February 22 2013

not work for me now , like the extensions is disabled.

5 Star
by Waqas M | February 08 2013

Very useful features to Visual Studio for web developers

5 Star
by SurgeForward | December 20 2012

This extension made typescript far more accessible. I look forward to SCSS support!

4 Star
by neez1 | December 08 2012

Hi, excellent tool. highly appreciated. but it extremely slows done while you are writing JS code. you need to work on it.

P.S: that dude seems to be jealous through out the video when you are presenting your plugin.

5 Star
by mdarens | October 25 2012

3 Star
by cloudfuse | October 02 2012

I am downloading and installing this for the collapsible code brace region feature. if (stateMentTooLong){... I want to collapse it now without regions....}

but lo! that feature is not working in my VS2010.

3 Star
by gbiamby | September 27 2012

This add-in is great in VS2012, except for one problem: most of the time when I try to save a .coffee file that has syntax errors, Visual Studio crashes. Let me know if there is any info I can send to help you debug this.

5 Star
by Rob Reynolds (FerventCoder) | August 26 2012

Fantastic addition to Visual Studio!

2 Star
by PaulJSanchez | July 20 2012

It become unusable when editing medium-large javascript files... about a second delay from keypress to character appearing in the document! I had to disable it... when bugs like this dissapear, I'll give another try.

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  • Error when converting a list-style-image to base64 in a .scss file
    1 Posts | Last post February 18, 2014
    • Getting an error when I try to convert a bullet image to base64 in a .scss file. My steps.
      1. Add the list-style-image attribute.
      2. Drag the image from solution explorer into the SCSS file to create the path for the image (laziness).
      3. Click the dropdown under the link and create the base64.  
      4. This is where I get the "Object reference not set to an instance of an object" error.
      The SCSS doesn't compile after this.  I of course can go about it the regular way but just wanted to give you a heads up.  Still a stellar product, would love to see the intellisense in SASS though.
  • Too many messages generated after last update
    1 Posts | Last post February 06, 2014
    • VS2013 - recently updated WE and am experiencing a new misbehavior. Seems not to be honoring the maxerr setting or something else is dumping message overtime. .jshintrc has:
          "maxerr"        : 500,       // {int} Maximum error before stopping
      My Error List pane | Messages tab show 127400.
      It has ahem....effected performance.
  • firefox
    1 Posts | Last post January 30, 2014
    • Can I do the live web preview in Firefox?  When I tried the live web preview as it is, it loads some window in who-knows-what browser and my site looks like crap.
  • Error output on Build
    4 Posts | Last post October 19, 2013
    • Since the last two releases, i've been getting the following errors:
      25-01-2013 10:49:35: Updating bundles...
      25-01-2013 10:49:35: The parameter is incorrect. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070057 (E_INVALIDARG))
         at EnvDTE.Properties.Item(Object index)
         at MadsKristensen.EditorExtensions.ProjectHelpers.GetRootFolder()
      25-01-2013 10:49:35: The parameter is incorrect. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070057 (E_INVALIDARG))
         at EnvDTE.Properties.Item(Object index)
         at MadsKristensen.EditorExtensions.ProjectHelpers.GetRootFolder()
      25-01-2013 10:49:35: Bundles updated
      This happens on every build. The project has a js and css bundle, where the bundle has reference to different subfolders (might not be the cause).
      Another annoying thins is, that the WebEssentials output window is main focus after build, instead of the usual build window.
      The project is a normal MVC4 project, with normal /content and /script folders.
    • I get this too.
    • This is a really annoying and persistent bug. Messes up build output.
    • Guys can you mention the VS version? As WE is open-sourced now, please report the bugs on or or both, so we can track them.
  • Mindscape Web Workbench and the color preview has issues
    6 Posts | Last post September 23, 2013
    • I'm using Mindscapes Web Workbench for SASS editing and have discovered a conflict with Web Essentials in the latest release. In version 2.0.451 they have added outlining to the SASS editor and the color preview causes a lot of flickering when I edit (basically syntax highlighting is turned on and off for large parts of the code). It mostly seems to happen after the first preview, but in one instance it happened after the second preview. If I turn of outlining Ctrl-M, Ctrl-P it behaves much better (seems to still be an issue with comment highlighting).
      Is there any way I can turn off the color preview feature?
    • No, you cannot turn features on/off in Web Essentials yet. 
    • Do you have any fix for this? It's rather annoying
    • Any progress on this? With every key I press in an SCSS file, the code jumps all over the place as the color swatch seems to be refreshing. It's pretty annoying, and sadly I end up disabling the extension. Is this a Web Essentials problem or a Mindscape issue?
    • I would like to ask when will be some way to turn off some of the features?
      Right now the best js collapse extension is JSEnhancements. The collapsing Web Essentials does is not correct. All other functions are great. If Web Essentials can't collapse the js code like JSEnhacements, at least would be nice to turn that collapsing feature off and the two extensions could live together.
    • I'm having this same issue - a feature is conflicting with another extension, and I would like to just turn off that feature (CSS color preview).
  • Too many false positives
    1 Posts | Last post September 13, 2013
    • WE is great.. but
      Using VS2013 Rc I am getting too many false positives. 
      In js its telling me that variable is defined but never used, but is used in another script or in say a ajaxForm success call.
      In css its telling me heaps of rules are unused when they are used.
      This makes a huge unmanageable list of warnings
  • Less errors vs warnings
    1 Posts | Last post September 06, 2013
    • When I open a less-file, WE automatically tries to compile it, and therefore any errors in the compilation is added to the error list. Since I haven't initiated the compile myself, I think that the result of the "helpfull" compile should just be warnings, if anything. 
      When I do compile/save the file, it is fine to add the results to the error list.
  • Error Writing File
    1 Posts | Last post July 31, 2013
    • I have been getting this error while working with TypeScript files in VS 2012.  I have options to generate js turned on.  As soon as I make an edit to .ts file and hit save, the error "Error writing file" comes up in the js window.  Workaround includes checking out all ts/js files or just turn on the option to build all ts files during project build.
      Any chance for this to be fixed?
      Thank you.
  • box-shadow
    1 Posts | Last post July 24, 2013
    • Why when I create a style with box-shadow and add vendor specif items through the little snippet only -webkit-box-shadow is added? Why isn't the -moz-xxxx added?
  • JSHint ignores
    1 Posts | Last post July 23, 2013
    • I'm using the RaphäelJS library on my project and JSHint issues too many errors for this library.
      I've tried to create a .jshintignore on my project, without any success.
      There is some way to ignore certain .js files from JSHint build validation?
      Any chance to make .jshintignore to work?
      My .jshintignore:
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