Does what it says on the tin. Would be much nicer if it provided some configuration options, such as not automatically compiling to css, or not auto-completing braces. Also when it automatically creates a css file, it doesn't add it to the project.
Edit: much worse than that, if you have a syntax error in your LESS file, it just silently doesn't bother updating the CSS file. Spent ages trying to figure out why it wasn't working anymore. Some error output would be good.
Works great, especially it's the only light option out there.
Intellisense works even when having Resharper, although it's triggered only when you write the first letters of a valid value, and doesn't include variables, mixins, etc..
Also needs slight improvements, like providing a way to change colours for people using dark backgrounds, and maybe a way to change default formatting (for people having open brackets at the end of the line, etc..)
One last thing, would be great to have the ability to turn off CSS generation as well. I'm using it in a project where some other tools takes care of that in different path, and I had to add .gitignore file to the files generated by the extension.
Provided Syntax Hilighting on Nested Classes and understands and provides Intellisense with Variables and Mixins. There's collapsable sections and it works great with base64 data in the url. Most importantly it doesn't mess with the fonts so there is no page flicker everytime you edit a line. Combined with SimpLESS 1.3 its given me a working solution to dev time generation of my CSS. I'm Loving it. There does tend to be a more noticable lag which is a little behind the typing especially when used with other extensions the mark up the UI such as Web Essentails which also adds a bit of lag.
Good extension and glad support was added but the inability to properly set all colors and a few exception errors after only a few minutes of work has left me craving for more. I do appreciate your efforts however!
just installed the extension and got this error. here is the log in the ActivityLog.xml:
<source>Editor or Editor Extension</source>
<description>System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
at Mindscape.VisualSass.Integration.UI.VersionInfoAdornmentFactory.TextViewCreated(IWpfTextView textView)
at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Text.Utilities.GuardedOperations.CallExtensionPoint(Object errorSource, Action call)</description>
After a while of using it really starts to lag. Restarting VS helps, disabling/enabling the plugin helps a bit more. Any chance this can get fixed?
It's been a year this was updated so will there be an update or could the code get up on GitHub so someone (me?) can submit a patch.
To get it to work in VS 2011 edit the vsixmanifest inside the extension (to get to it simply rename the download from Less.Extension.vsix to Less.Extension.zip), and add a corresponding entry for VS2011.
I installed the Extension and the moment I create a less file and type a letter, I get an error message that says that there has been a possible exception in the extension. I was unable to get things to work. Any help?
Thanks in advance!
Has anyone else had problems with the extension apparently just turning itself off (not highlighting .less files when they're opened), and staying inactive until it's been disabled and re-enabled? I've got Chirpy installed if that's relevant, but I'm not sure what could be causing this.
very nice extension. would it be possible to add the following:
.less file type for the "Add New Item" menu
icon for .less file type
if you are busy and can not get to these (and above requests) could you start an open-source project so that others can help out, this is a really good extension and I would like to see it progress.
I'll add my vote here, and note that I use Combres for compiling. There are lots of projects that manage files for different needs, but this would be awesome as a pure syntax highlighting extension. Thanks for your hard work!