Web Essentials 2013.5

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Adds many useful features to Visual Studio for web developers. Requires VS2013 Update 4 or 5

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by Itasouza | July 26 2016

I added this extension in Visual Studio 2015 to test, the more it disables all native commands Visual Studio, able to remove Tools / Extension and Updates, plus Visual Studio did not return as before, not complete anything in cshtml code, does anyone have a solution so you do not need to reinstall visual studio, I will never install this garbage.

by psyfrett | July 05 2016

by Code Kitty | May 09 2016

Crashes Visual Studio when opening a project.

by mamali80 | March 30 2016

an excellent set of tools. tnx

by Shadab Tamboli | March 02 2016

Disabling the extension corrupted Visual Studio

by JuanFran Diaz | February 18 2016

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"

by Louis Boydstun | January 20 2016

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.

by figuerres | December 20 2015

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???

wasted hours trying to fix it.

by 托大人 | October 26 2015

less data-uri("") error

by vvk.1267 | October 19 2015

Removed the minify css and js feature. Bummer!! Will never ever use it again.

by ChrisBeere2009 | September 10 2015

VS 2013 Update 5/Web Essentials 2013.5 works perfectly for me. Compiles my less files. No drama.

by Anshul _Jain23 | August 23 2015

After Installing Web Essentials 2013.5 in VS2013, it causes Crashing of VS. I cannot open or create any project.

by DavidBliss | August 19 2015

Works great!

by JayChase | August 12 2015

Having LESS compiling problems but on the whole WE has made my life a lot easier for the last couple of years.

by François Guillot 2 | August 07 2015

VS 2013 + Update 4 + WE 2.6.13 : No more LESS compiling on save.
"Compilation Error occurred (see error list to navigate to the error location)"

Tried to delete my .suo file. No improvement.

by Arnaud Lanthony | August 05 2015

After update, not enabled to open/create any project in VS2013.

When I deactivate WE it runs perfect

by roninlab | July 29 2015

SCSS compiles broken! be weary!

running VS 2013.4

by DaveR77 | July 24 2015

2.6.12 does not auto compile LESS files on save anymore (VS2013.5)

And when you run the Recompile all LESS command from the menu it saves linked LESS files but does not update them correctly

by Delg | July 23 2015

Less will no longer compile after the latest update.....

by Alexey Shirshov | July 21 2015

LESS doesn't work with VS 2013.5

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  • VS 2013 Community Edition
    1 Posts | Last post June 12, 2016
    • I am getting the below error when I try to install Web Essentials on VS 2013 Community Edition.
      
      
      The extension 'Web Essentials 2013 for Update 2' requires a version of the .NET Framework that is not installed.
      
  • How can I manually minify all bundles?
    1 Posts | Last post June 01, 2016
    • I got problem. When a merge two branches in a project, the js, css files doesn't minify. How can I minify all files after I merged the files?
      
      Thanks :)
  • Cannot install Web Essentials 2013.5 on VS 2013 Update 5
    1 Posts | Last post May 24, 2016
    • Hi...
      please help.
      I cannot install Web Essentials 2013.5 on VS 2013 Update 5 (Version 12.0.40629.00 Update 5), Windows 7 Enterprise Service Pack 1
      
      What am I doing wrong? What can i do different?
      
        Thanks!
      
      Here the installation log:
      
      24.05.2016 09:15:02 - Microsoft VSIX Installer
      24.05.2016 09:15:02 - -------------------------------------------
      24.05.2016 09:15:02 - Initializing Install...
      24.05.2016 09:15:03 - Erweiterungsdetails...
      24.05.2016 09:15:03 - 	Identifier      : 5fb7364d-2e8c-44a4-95eb-2a382e30fec8
      24.05.2016 09:15:03 - 	Name            : Web Essentials 2013.5
      24.05.2016 09:15:03 - 	Author          : Mads Kristensen
      24.05.2016 09:15:03 - 	Version         : 2.6.36
      24.05.2016 09:15:03 - 	Description     : Adds many useful features to Visual Studio for web developers. Requires VS2013 Update 4 or 5
      24.05.2016 09:15:03 - 	Locale          : en-US
      24.05.2016 09:15:03 - 	MoreInfoURL     : http://vswebessentials.com/
      24.05.2016 09:15:03 - 	InstalledByMSI  : False
      24.05.2016 09:15:03 - 	SupportedFrameworkVersionRange : [0.0,2147483647.2147483647]
      24.05.2016 09:15:03 - 
      24.05.2016 09:15:03 - 	Unterstützte Produkte : 
      24.05.2016 09:15:03 - 		Microsoft.VisualStudio.Pro
      24.05.2016 09:15:03 - 			Version : [12.0.31101,13.0)
      24.05.2016 09:15:03 - 
      24.05.2016 09:15:03 - 	Verweise        : 
      24.05.2016 09:15:03 - 
      24.05.2016 09:15:03 - Er wird nach passenden Produkten gesucht...
      24.05.2016 09:15:03 - Installiertes Produkt gefunden - Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2013
      24.05.2016 09:15:03 - Installiertes Produkt gefunden - Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Shell (Integrated)
      24.05.2016 09:15:03 - Installiertes Produkt gefunden - Globaler Pfad
      24.05.2016 09:15:03 - VSIXInstaller.NoApplicableSKUsException: Diese Erweiterung kann auf den derzeit installierten Produkten nicht installiert werden.
         bei VSIXInstaller.App.InitializeInstall()
         bei System.Threading.Tasks.Task.InnerInvoke()
         bei System.Threading.Tasks.Task.Execute()
  • Could not install Web Essentials 2013.5
    2 Posts | Last post April 19, 2016
    • 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.
         at VSIXInstaller.App.InitializeInstall()
         at System.Threading.Tasks.Task.InnerInvoke()
         at System.Threading.Tasks.Task.Execute()
    • you need "visual studio 2013 with Update 5" to install Web Essential 2013.5.
  • Culture Specific bungling
    1 Posts | Last post April 19, 2016
    • Can we culture specific bundle & load it?? If so how can we do the same?
  • How to run bundle generation on build?
    2 Posts | Last post April 04, 2016
    • I have VS 2013 update 4. I set the following options:
      
      Tools->Options->Web Essentials->JavaScript->Bundle->Run on build
      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.
      
      Please help.
    • Hi ikriv,
      Did you found command line for MsBuild tasks?
      I'm looking for work around to run bundle generation in on build. and not yet found any solution.
      Kind regards,Pim
  • Minification not working properly
    3 Posts | Last post March 16, 2016
    • I've inherited a project that uses Web Essentials 2013 and up until recently everything seems to have worked fine. 
      
      But i have noticed that for whatever reason, when my javascript files are minified the minification process seems to be skipping files at random (or reordering files, I can't tell). 
      
      The legacy project has copies of jquery, jquery ui etc etc none of these are being brought into the minified copy of my javascript, but, all seems to work without problem in the concatenated version. so long story short works great for bundling, but i have no clue what is going on when it tries to minify as half of my scripts are no longer being included.
      
      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.
    • yeah that's it.
  • VS2013 crashing!
    1 Posts | Last post March 06, 2016
    • [5096] <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=4.0.0.0, 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. 
      [5096]  
      [5096] 1) No exports were found that match the constraint: 
      [5096]  ContractName MadsKristensen.EditorExtensions.Compilers.ProjectCompiler
      [5096]  RequiredTypeIdentity MadsKristensen.EditorExtensions.Compilers.ProjectCompiler 
      [5096]  
      [5096] Resulting in: Cannot set import 'MadsKristensen.EditorExtensions.BuildMenu.Compiler (ContractName="MadsKristensen.EditorExtensions.Compilers.ProjectCompiler")' on part 'MadsKristensen.EditorExtensions.BuildMenu'. 
      [5096] Element: MadsKristensen.EditorExtensions.BuildMenu.Compiler (ContractName="MadsKristensen.EditorExtensions.Compilers.ProjectCompiler") --&amp;gt;  MadsKristensen.EditorExtensions.BuildMenu 
      [5096] </Message><StackTrace>   at System.ComponentModel.Composition.CompositionResult.ThrowOnErrors(AtomicComposition atomicComposition) 
      [5096]    at System.ComponentModel.Composition.Hosting.ImportEngine.SatisfyImportsOnce(ComposablePart part) 
      [5096]    at System.ComponentModel.Composition.Hosting.CompositionContainer.SatisfyImportsOnce(ComposablePart part) 
      [5096]    at System.ComponentModel.Composition.AttributedModelServices.SatisfyImportsOnce(ICompositionService compositionService, Object attributedPart) 
      [5096]    at MadsKristensen.EditorExtensions.BuildMenu..ctor(DTE2 dte, OleMenuCommandService mcs) 
      
  • Does bundling work with a Dynamics CRM Package scripts
    2 Posts | Last post March 06, 2016
    • 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
    • You need to install VS Update 3 in your VS2013 before install Web Essentials
  • Unable to install
    1 Posts | Last post February 26, 2016
    • Unable to install. Below is my log file:
      
      2/26/2016 1:09:12 PM - Microsoft VSIX Installer
      2/26/2016 1:09:12 PM - -------------------------------------------
      2/26/2016 1:09:12 PM - Initializing Install...
      2/26/2016 1:09:12 PM - Extension Details...
      2/26/2016 1:09:12 PM - 	Identifier      : 5fb7364d-2e8c-44a4-95eb-2a382e30fec8
      2/26/2016 1:09:12 PM - 	Name            : Web Essentials 2013.5
      2/26/2016 1:09:12 PM - 	Author          : Mads Kristensen
      2/26/2016 1:09:12 PM - 	Version         : 2.6.36
      2/26/2016 1:09:12 PM - 	Description     : Adds many useful features to Visual Studio for web developers. Requires VS2013 Update 4 or 5
      2/26/2016 1:09:12 PM - 	Locale          : en-US
      2/26/2016 1:09:12 PM - 	MoreInfoURL     : http://vswebessentials.com/
      2/26/2016 1:09:12 PM - 	InstalledByMSI  : False
      2/26/2016 1:09:12 PM - 	SupportedFrameworkVersionRange : [0.0,2147483647.2147483647]
      2/26/2016 1:09:12 PM - 
      2/26/2016 1:09:12 PM - 	Supported Products : 
      2/26/2016 1:09:12 PM - 		Microsoft.VisualStudio.Pro
      2/26/2016 1:09:12 PM - 			Version : [12.0.31101,13.0)
      2/26/2016 1:09:12 PM - 
      2/26/2016 1:09:12 PM - 	References      : 
      2/26/2016 1:09:12 PM - 
      2/26/2016 1:09:12 PM - Searching for applicable products...
      2/26/2016 1:09:12 PM - Found installed product - Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate 2013
      2/26/2016 1:09:12 PM - Found installed product - Microsoft Visual Studio Premium 2013
      2/26/2016 1:09:12 PM - Found installed product - Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2013
      2/26/2016 1:09:12 PM - Found installed product - Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Shell (Integrated)
      2/26/2016 1:09:12 PM - Found installed product - Global Location
      2/26/2016 1:09:12 PM - VSIXInstaller.NoApplicableSKUsException: This extension is not installable on any currently installed products.
         at VSIXInstaller.App.InitializeInstall()
         at System.Threading.Tasks.Task.InnerInvoke()
         at System.Threading.Tasks.Task.Execute()
      
      
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