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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

5 Star
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

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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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  • absolute paths
    1 Posts | Last post July 05, 2013
    • why doesn't @import work right with absolute paths?
      in my root .less file I have:
          @import "/Content/bootstrap/less/reset.less";
      but in the error list it says:
          Error 31 LESS: Couldn't load Content/bootstrap/less/reset.less (404) ...
      NOTE the lack of a leading '/' - it got removed.
  • Some of the features are not reflecting
    1 Posts | Last post July 01, 2013
    • Hi,
      Some of the features are not working as they are described especially the region option in Vb and Javascript functions collapsing
  • Coffee script crashing VS2012 Professional
    1 Posts | Last post May 06, 2013
    • I opened a website (File > Open > Website) from a local directory. Then added new CoffeeScript file using new file dialog (Ctrl+N). The new coffeescript editor is opened with preview split screen.
      Then pasted this coffee code in it Once pasted, I clicked in preview screen (for JS), I got the shutting-down error.
      Please review this issue. I just updated to v2.7.. 
      Please also bring the CoffeeScript and other filetypes in new file dialog when no project or website is opened (open a new instance of VS and press Ctrl+N). 
      PS Its a shame that we don't have support for SCSS and SASS!
  • import file returns 404
    3 Posts | Last post April 18, 2013
    • Hi,
      I've started facing an issue after I upgraded to version 1.6 where the @import url('../../../settings.less'); stopped working and I see the following error in the output window 
      Error	1	LESS: Couldn't load ../settings.less (404)
      Is this a known issue? Is there a workaround?
      Thank you,
    • I've encountered the same issue as Guy. @import statements in .less throw compile errors on save if a relative path '../mycss.less' is used.
    • We have run into the same issue here. It definitely seems to deal with paths. Any files which only reference files in the same directory work fine.
  • Comments break intellisense
    1 Posts | Last post March 28, 2013
    • I'm using Twitter Bootstrap (less version) and even though the compilation result is OK, while in edit mode on the .less file the // comments show a syntax error. For example "// Core variables and mixins" this would trigger an "unexpected token" syntax error. Is that a known issue?
  • Bundles Documentation
    1 Posts | Last post March 08, 2013
    • Is there a documentation for the bundle files system? I'd like to know what are the options.
  • Crashing VS 2012
    2 Posts | Last post March 01, 2013
    • My VS 2012 started crashing after the last update I downloaded of this extension. Anytime I would open a web project it crashes. I got this from Windows Event viewer.
      Application: devenv.exe
      Framework Version: v4.0.30319
      Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception.
      Exception Info: System.TypeLoadException
         at MadsKristensen.EditorExtensions.LessGraphProvider.CreateChildren(System.Object)
         at System.Threading.QueueUserWorkItemCallback.WaitCallback_Context(System.Object)
         at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.RunInternal(System.Threading.ExecutionContext, System.Threading.ContextCallback, System.Object, Boolean)
         at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(System.Threading.ExecutionContext, System.Threading.ContextCallback, System.Object, Boolean)
         at System.Threading.QueueUserWorkItemCallback.System.Threading.IThreadPoolWorkItem.ExecuteWorkItem()
         at System.Threading.ThreadPoolWorkQueue.Dispatch()
         at System.Threading._ThreadPoolWaitCallback.PerformWaitCallback()
    • Visual Studio freezes all the time when I edit a html view with knockoout binding... Have to restart Visual Studio every 5 minutes... Any solution for this..?
  • Less files dose not recogonied in 2.5.1 version
    1 Posts | Last post February 28, 2013
    • Updated the web essentials to latest version(2.5.1), after restarting the VS the less files are unrecognized, no color code, co code hint, and compile css on save noting works. please fix and release a new patch release.
  • Another output error
    1 Posts | Last post February 08, 2013
    • C# project ( Web essentials steals output focus ) and randomly displays the following:
      2/8/2013 1:25:36 PM: Updating bundles...
      2/8/2013 1:26:19 PM: Updating bundles...
      2/8/2013 1:26:19 PM: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
         at MadsKristensen.EditorExtensions.ProjectHelpers.GetRootFolder()
      2/8/2013 2:29:15 PM: Updating bundles...
      2/8/2013 2:30:32 PM: Updating bundles...
  • VS 2011 Dev Preview
    5 Posts | Last post January 30, 2013
    • This is an awesome tool for web developpers, especially the CSS part. Kudos!
      Could you make it compatible with VS 2011?
    • This extension will not be ported to VS11, since a lot of the feature do/will overlapse. However, I might create another one for VS11 later on though.
    • Really missing not having this in VS11.  I can't find native support for 'Live Preview'.  Any chance on porting that feature over?
    • I'm really missing this extension in VS2012, too!!!  Please please port it over, I'm not seeing much overlap in the RC version I'm using now.  I've come to rely on a lot of these features and am now frustrated that they are not available.  :^(
    • In case anyone comes here and wasn't aware, the VS2012 version is here:
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