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  1. Support for ES6 modules

    Add support for the new JavaScript ES6 module syntax, including module definition and imports.

    4,198 votes
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      69 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

      1,020 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…

        937 votes
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          under review  ·  14 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • typescript code snippets

          Enable code snippets in TypeScript.

          212 votes
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            1 comment  ·  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/*/*" />

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

              We are working on an improved JavaScript intellisense experience that would auto include all files in a given project, which should hopefully solve the problem you are running into. We’ll check back when we have more information to share with you.​

              Gaurav Seth
              Program Manager
              TypeScript & JavaScript

            • 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?

              196 votes
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                5 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).

                180 votes
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                  under review  ·  7 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.…

                  159 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  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…

                    131 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add Codelens support for Javascript, Typescript and CSS

                      Codelens currently doesn't support these languages, but with HTML5 support in Windows 8 and Phone 8 and of course the Web, it's a large part of the editing done inside Visual Studio. Many of the existing lenses would work just fine with CodeLens.

                      Support for Chutzpah Javascript test runner would be an added bonus.

                      118 votes
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                        3 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! :)

                        92 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).

                          89 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

                            53 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Implement full support for JSX

                              Provide full text editor support (including intellisense) for JSX and React

                              44 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  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 →
                                • ReactJS

                                  Add ReactJS support to Visual Studio. This is quite similar to JavaScript in many ways, but would also require Ecmascript 6 support.

                                  40 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Typescript.NET on server side

                                    I suggest the following items:
                                    A. You create a language Typescript.net on the server side which will compile typescript to .NET IL on the server side similar to the way we have typescript transpiling to javascript on the client or browser side. With Roslyn available this possibility will mean that code written on the server side in C#/VB and complied to .NET IL could be reserved from IL to typescript.net and you have one language for both server side (Typescript.net) and client side (typescript).
                                    B. You should create Typescript RIA services just as you had in silverlight RIA services for…

                                    38 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Typescript intellisense

                                      In Visual Studio in JavaScript IntelliSense you have an option to unmark "Statement Completion - Only use Tab or Enter to commit" this is very nice because it then works like in C#. But why isn't this option in TypeScript? I really hope you will add that.

                                      35 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Autosync of _references.js should have a method to exclude files and directories

                                        Having many Javascript files in a project causes the IDE to slow down or even become unresponsive when updating or adding a nuget package which includes many files. With Sysinternals's Process Monitor it became clear that it was trying to update the _references.js file.

                                        35 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow Visual Studio to open folders without a project file

                                          Much like Sublime Text, Brackets, and now Visual Studio Code, it would be great if Visual Studio 2015 could open a folder for JavaScript projects without a pre-existing project.json file. This would assume no server-side compilation, no IIS Express, but allow all the IDE benefits like Bower intellisense, Task Runner support, Web Essentials, etc.

                                          I really prefer the experience in VS2015 over all other editors right now, but the requirement of a project file is a dealbreaker when my goal for my team is an unbiased project where they can use any editor. Other editors can have their extra bits…

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