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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

    1,048 votes
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      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…

      984 votes
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        under review  ·  15 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow switching TypeScript configured version from Project Properties IDE

        Currently the only way to switch between TypeScript compiler versions is to manually edit the .csproj or .vbproj setting for the following element:

        <TypeScriptToolsVersion>1.0</TypeScriptToolsVersion>

        While this isn't impossible it is cumbersome to have to manually modify the project's configuration. I propose it would be better to have this version be reflected via a dropdown or similar selection in the 'TypeScript Build' tab within the project properties. Since TypeScript allows side-by-side installation of the SDKs it would be appropriate to be able to switch between them.

        This allows flexibility to target more easily older or newer versions of TypeScript when required.…

        193 votes
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          2 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).

          186 votes
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            7 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).

            106 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide pure HTML5/CSS3/JS project template

              No References
              No Propertities
              No Web.config
              No buiilding at all

              96 votes
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                6 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Better context-aware javascript code snippets support

                In the current code snippets infrastructure in Visual Studio are not context-aware, only Intellisense is context-aware.

                For exapmle in the AngularJS app, when I write a "angular.module" then press "Tab" that should have a code completion feature for Angular module creation.

                Also, when I type "angular.module('myApp').directive" then press "Tab" that should let us choose one of some useful code snippets for directive code template.

                If Visual Studio can support this kind of code snippet feature. That will be very awesome! :)

                93 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Intellisense for Angular 2 templates

                  Many Angular 2 developer prefer to write their templates within the .ts file (not a separate html document).

                  When you do. however, you have no intellisense at all. Visual studio treats this as plain text. It would be nice if you could provide the normal html-intellisense, as well as Angular 2 stuff (like "ngFor", "ngIf" etc.), within inline-templates.

                  65 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/

                    44 votes
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                      under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • automatically create getters and setters on TypeScript

                      generate getters and setter by right clicking on a variable

                      39 votes
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                        4 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Having a error in the task runnen fail the current build.

                        When a Grunt or Gulp is running through the task runner before a build and the task is being failed (for example when running jshint) it should be possible to fail the entire build or at least have a warning.

                        36 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 29 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make Typescript debugging Angular 2 apps work in VS2015

                            Angular 2 uses Typescript but debugging it in VS2015 doesn't really work. If I set a breakpoint somewhere in .ts file and run asp.net 5 MVC 6 project (with Angular 2) the breakpoint is inactive.

                            24 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…

                              23 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  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.

                                21 votes
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                                  under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 21 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Introduce static typing to html views for better integration with JavaScript/TypeScript/AngularJS

                                    To help developers building and maintaining web applications that depend on JavaScript/TypeScript it would help immensely to be able to rely on intellisense to provide useful suggestions/completions for AngularJS based models and expressions.

                                    E.g. It would be great if visual studio knew how to autocomplete the "model.property" in the following html snippet:
                                    ng-model="model.property"

                                    Also, even better would be if it could provide snippets for common expressions like those used by the ng-repeat directive.
                                    item in arrayModel
                                    (index, value) in arrayModel
                                    etc

                                    Where intellisense can provide arrayModel from the scope's known members.

                                    19 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support JSDoc @link in TypeScript

                                      JSDoc support in TypeScript is already pretty good with nice syntax highlighting. What I miss is inline @link support (http://usejsdoc.org/tags-inline-link.html) in JSDoc comments in the same way that it is supported for <see /> references in C# XML Documentation Comments.

                                      It would be great if the @link inline statement should reference types in the project, so that it is possible to navigate to the type and check its existence. Also, when typing @link, a list of types provided by IntelliSense would be handy. Last, when the documentation is displayed in IntelliSense, the {@link} formatting could be changed to…

                                      18 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Find all references for javascript files

                                        I would like feature like "Find all references" for javascript files. It's realy time consuming trying to find where else in code is some function used, especially when javascript files are 1000+ lines of code.

                                        18 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Ask to configure projects for typescript.

                                          "Your project has been configured to support TypeScript"

                                          Please stop.

                                          Asking to configure is perfectly fine, but just doing it without asking is incredibly disruptive. I have an alternate setup for building/deploying scripts that I need to adhere to and automatically configuring the project like this only gets in the way.

                                          16 votes
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