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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

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by Bob Blork | May 30 2014

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

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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

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by NNToan | October 15 2013

Awesome tool for me :(

5 Star
by Arthur Mubarakshin | June 17 2013

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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!

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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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  • Problem when generated js files are readonly
    1 Posts | Last post November 28, 2012
    • Some times, using TFS, generated files are not checked out automatically and the cannot be updated with no error on output
  • How does zen coding in html work?
    1 Posts | Last post November 07, 2012
    • I see this feature but there is no help for it. What is supported, what not.
      Where is a extensive help file for this addon?
  • Less compiler for a bundle transform
    1 Posts | Last post November 07, 2012
    • Hi,
      I can see some dlls in C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\Microsoft\VisualStudio\11.0\Extensions\n1uabqgu.gwu
      and I can browse them with dotPeek but I can't find anything that can be useful to write a bundle transform. What I'm looking for is: lessString Compile(cssString). Any hints? I need both the IDE plugin and a component that can be run at runtime.
  • Formatting Document messes up font tags
    1 Posts | Last post October 16, 2012
    • I'm using VS 2012 with Web Essentials and when I have a any tag that has a "/" in it, formatting the document adds a space before and after "/" for a font tag it will go from font: 25px/25px Arial; to font: 25px / 25px Arial. When will this be fixed?
  • Does LESS support work in VS2010?
    3 Posts | Last post October 11, 2012
    • With no other extensions but Resharper and NuGet, VS 2010 still treats LESS files as text files (no syntax highlighting or intellisense). Nothing changed after installing this extension re: that.
      Is this known or expected? I see something about syntax highlighting that suggests using Mindscape extension, is this a complimentary to the other one? (I thought it can replace it, if for only editing the file, not generating CSS, etc..)
    • Same for me. I'd be interested to know if this works for anyone else.
    • I have the same issue. 2012 works great but in 2010, there are no less templates, no split view for .less, no css generation, no highlighting, completion, or collapsing. The extension appears to be installed, but I'd expect to see the Web Essentials options in the options menu, and I don't see it.
  • -webkit-box-shadow has faulty validation
    1 Posts | Last post August 16, 2012
    • This syntax is fully functioning: -webkit-box-shadow: 4px 4px 10px 0 rgba(0, 0, 0, .3), although fails miserably in validation.
  • VS crash after upgrade to 2.7
    3 Posts | Last post April 25, 2012
    • Just upgraded to ver. 2.7. When copy/pasting styles in a stylesheet I start getting exceptions on the paste, is this a know issue with this version? Is there any log information to look into? 
    • I too get this error. I assume it is the dialog "Visual Studio has encountered an exception. This may be caused by an extension...?" Once you click on OK everything continues as normal. VS doesn't crash.
    • Same here. I pulled a style sheet from the jquery site and pasting it in an aspx page the first time after the document is open resulted in the error. Opening  the page with the stylesheet any time after that there were no messages thrown. I had to close VS and re-open it again to in order to throw the error again.
      	.ui-button { margin-left: -1px; }
      	.ui-button-icon-only .ui-button-text { padding: 0.35em; } 
      	.ui-autocomplete-input { margin: 0; padding: 0.48em 0 0.47em 0.45em; }
      	.ui-autocomplete {
      		max-height: 200px;
      		overflow-y: auto;
      		/* prevent horizontal scrollbar */
      		overflow-x: hidden;
      		/* add padding to account for vertical scrollbar */
      		padding-right: 20px;
      	/* IE 6 doesn't support max-height
      	 * we use height instead, but this forces the menu to always be this tall
      	* html .ui-autocomplete {
      		height: 200px;
  • How To Update?
    1 Posts | Last post April 19, 2012
    • Hi,
      I currently have build 2.6 installed. When I last ran VS it said there was an update, so it took me to this page.
      When I now try to install 2.7, I get:
      "This extensioin is already installed to all applicable products."
      Thanks for the help,
  • Javascript brace matching not fully working.
    1 Posts | Last post March 27, 2012
    • Just a small bug report: I have found that JS brace matching does not always work.  It appears to be a problem when the braces span a large number of statements or perhaps a complex set of statements.  For example, I have found that braces surrounding my jqGrid definition (roughly 90 lines long) do not get matched.  Not a huge issue, but finding braces that spread out is when brace matching is the most handy.
      Joseph Schrag
  • Bug with dragging usercontrols to designer
    1 Posts | Last post March 06, 2012
    • The dragging of usercontrols to the designer doesn't work if you are doing a website with IIS as the source.  It creates this in the header:
      <%@ Register Src="~/http://localhost/e/_resources/controls/ucGoogleAnalytics.ascx" TagPrefix="uc" TagName="ucGoogleAnalytics" %>
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