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  1. Support for ES6 modules

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

    4,117 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

      1,005 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…

        923 votes
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          under review  ·  14 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • JavaScript and VB6 programming - MSDN magazine article

          The February 2016 edition of the Microsoft MSDN magazine has an article by David Platt "Don't Get Me Started - VB6: Waking a Sleeping Giant"
          https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/mt632280

          Platt suggests developing a new version of the VB6 programming language and IDE (which he names VB*) that compiles to Javascript and HTML5.

          Platt says "The VB* programming model would conceptually resemble the ASP.NET Web Forms model, in which controls render their content as HTML. But that rendering requires ASP.NET on the server side, and VB* needs to avoid depending on any particular server. Therefore, VB* will compile down to independent pages of HTML5…

          277 votes
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            23 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/*/*" />

            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?

              193 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.…

                  131 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…

                    123 votes
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                      0 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).

                        86 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

                          46 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

                            41 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/

                              41 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.

                                37 votes
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                                  0 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 →
                                  • 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

                                    28 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  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…

                                      25 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  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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