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  1. 1,083 votes
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      19 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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

      761 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…

        463 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

          297 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • JavaScript Navigation toolbar

            I vote for navigation windows and function/class browser for JavaScript, which we waiting from vs2005

            230 votes
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              8 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Embrace Grunt, Yeoman & Bower for Javascript development

              It would be nice if you embraced and baked in support for Grunt, Yeoman and Bower in Visual Studio (tooling).A node.js command window would also be great. (e.g. something like the NuGet Package Manager window etc.)

              179 votes
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                under review  ·  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/*/*" />

                154 votes
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                  under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Coffeescript intellisense

                  Full support for Coffescript is needed

                  137 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?

                    122 votes
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                      under review  ·  3 comments  ·  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).

                      114 votes
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                        under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add support JSDoc to Visual Studio 2011

                        JSDoc is a power inline documentation.
                        It support IDE such as:
                        - Eclipse (WST, DLTK)
                        - IntelliJ IDEA
                        - NetBeanse
                        e.t.c.

                        IntelliSeanse be more powerful!

                        107 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hi Sowingsadness -

                          Our team has been working on an extension for Visual Studio 2012 that adds support for JSDoc comments to IntelliSense. If you’d like to try it out you can install the latest Web Essentials extension from Mads Kristensen:

                          http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/07d54d12-7133-4e15-becb-6f451ea3bea6

                          We’re trialing the feature here and would appreciate your feedback. Thanks!

                          - Jordan Matthiesen, PM, Microsoft Visual Studio

                        • 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…

                          38 votes
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                            under review  ·  3 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/

                            31 votes
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                              under review  ·  1 comment  ·  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 :(

                              22 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 21 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.

                                  21 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 →
                                        • JavaScript for windows phone 8

                                          Provide HTML5/JavaScript language option for windows phone 8 app development. we have it for windows store apps why not for windows phone 8 apps?

                                          11 votes
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