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  1. Provide JavaScript Refactoring Tools

    Just like you have many refactoring tools for c#, it would be nice to have many of those features for JavaScript

    817 votes
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      under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support a JavaScript Project type in Visual Studio

      Please provide a new project type in Visual Studio for developing JavaScript components.

      The new project type could have the following features:

      - Contains .js, .css, and .html files.
      - Represents a complete UI component - i.e. a module or widget.
      - Runs JSLint or JSHint on build and reports any errors and violations.
      - The build ouput is minified JavaScript and CSS; there should be options for specifying a minifier.
      - The build output should also output any HTML files (as ASP.Net partial views).
      - The new project type permits adding references to other JavaScript projects.
      - Intellisense is…

      638 votes
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        under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Google V8 Debugger Protocol support

        Please add support for the Google V8 Debugger Protocol, which would make developing in Javascript using Node.js and Visual Studio a lot less painful.

        http://code.google.com/p/v8/wiki/DebuggerProtocol

        310 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add ability to set wildcard into the reference path

          Add ability to set wildcard into the reference path.
          For example:
          When I want to add all files from the subdirectory /path/to/files I must add files separately:
          /// <reference path="../path/to/files/file1.js" />
          /// <reference path="../path/to/files/file2.js" />
          /// <reference path="../path/to/files/file3.js" />
          ...

          It will be more usefull if I have ability to setup references through wildcard:
          /// <reference path="../path/to/files/*.js" />
          or more widely:
          /// <reference path="../path/to/*/*" />

          167 votes
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            under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add IntelliSense for Node.js scripts and AMD modules

            WebMatrix has good IntelliSense support for Node.js server-side code.
            It can even resolve exported functions from other module using require().

            Can this be added to Visual Studio's Javascript IntelliSense engine?

            152 votes
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              under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Coffeescript intellisense

              Full support for Coffescript is needed

              141 votes
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                under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • JavaScript Unit Testing

                Please provide a TestRunner for javascript Unit Testing Frameworks like QUnit. It should be possible to run them automated in the background. Also different browser javascript engines could be targeted (like IE oder Google V8).

                127 votes
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                  under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Auto-fill docummentation comments in JavaScript

                  VS 2012 doesn't make it easy to write documentation in JavaScript source files. When you type /// to write XML documentation in C#, VS automatically fills in the proper tags to add a summary, and if the comment is before a function declaration, adds in tags for the function parameters as well. When you add another line to the comment, VS also automatically adds in the /// to start the line. In JavaScript, when you type ///, you just get three slashes.

                  Alternatively, you could add support for JSDoc style comments, which are easy to write and are supported by…

                  41 votes
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                    under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Edit and Continue: Allow Edit and Continue x64 under local IIS

                    Edit and Continue x64 is an outstanding addition to Visual Studio 2013. Unfortunately, I tend to use the full IIS server on my local machine for debugging, but the Edit and Continue option becomes disabled as soon as I change from "IIS Express" to "local IIS".

                    The error message states that changes are not allowed "when the debugger has been attached to an already running process", which I assume is because the IIS Application Pool (running as w3wp) is already running when debugging is started..

                    How can this be fixed?

                    Ideally, this should be fixed by allowing the debugger to…

                    35 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add ability to minify your javascript, CSS and HTML when not in debug mode

                      Minifing the output code means faster load times for the client and less bandwidth. Visual Studio do this automatically on building a release copy of code. Debug code should not be minified or at least have the option to do it or not. See Yahoo's tool http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/compressor/

                      32 votes
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                        under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Customizable Javascript Syntax Coloring

                        Please allow a way to uniquely customize the syntax coloring for JavaScript code.
                        In VS2010 we were able to do this by editing the following options in fonts and colors:

                        Script Comment
                        Script Identifier
                        Script Keyword
                        Script Number
                        Script Operator
                        Script String

                        Sadly those options are now missing in VS2012 RC :(

                        29 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 27 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Convert XAML to ECMA 5 JavaScript for SVG or Canvas

                            Convert XAML UIs to CSS and JavaScript so we can write once and serve all platforms.

                            24 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support JavaScript and CSS for NavigateTo (Ctrl+,)

                              NavigateTo's Semantic Search helps in getting me from one place to the other quickly (and a better version here: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/5437f2e7-adef-44e2-b841-78be850e763e)

                              We want JavaScript / CSS support for more than file switching

                              17 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Enable a developer to mark functions with (XML) comments so that the debugger does NOT step into

                                Enable a developer to mark functions with (XML) comments so that the debugger does NOT step into (see DebuggerStepThroughAttribute). Often times "stepping into" steps into a function that is not the one you want. Often times it is one that is tested and debugged already. Also, this would be great for property get/set function defined using defineProperty. Seems like a very easy feature to add.

                                17 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add #region support for JavaScript

                                  css has region in vs11.
                                  but why javascript?

                                  14 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Code Maps to Typescript

                                    Code Maps help me understand my C# code and architecture:
                                    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/jj739835.aspx

                                    Enterprise tools to Build Enterprise Apps.
                                    I know that is possible.

                                    10 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Better Angular Support

                                      There has to be more "connectivity" between html/cshtml and javascript (and typescript).

                                      For example pressing F12 in an ng-click attribute should bring me to the function in the javascript (or when typescript used to ts function).

                                      10 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make implicit reference intellisense at the project level

                                        Make it at the project level instead of Visual studio level (Tools/Options/Text Editor/Javascript/Intellisense) so there is no conflict with different versions of the javascript library (ie. jquery) between different projects.
                                        Implemented as it's now, I wil get intellisense of the several jquery versions when I actually will be using some specific jquery version.
                                        It will be even better if the intellisense is taken from all the liraries of some specific folder of the project

                                        9 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Next era of drag and drop development for Visual Studio

                                          Develop a declarative client side framework like AngularJS in pure TypeScript with tight integration with Visual Studio. Wait! Let me explain!

                                          With the coming of age of HTML5 Shadow DOM and surging popularity of declarative client side frameworks like AngularJS/EmberJs, Visual Studio can usher in the next era of Drag and Drop web development...of single page applications.

                                          Something analogous to a AngularJS "directive" could be dragged from the VS interface as a fully functional widget that, thanks to upcoming HTML5 Shadow DOM spec, would ALWAYS render the widget as intended.

                                          This would allow Single Page Applications to be developed at…

                                          9 votes
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