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A High-Value, Undocumented LESS Editor Feature in Visual Studio

Recently a very valuable, undocumented feature in the Visual Studio LESS editor came to my attention. This applies equally to Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 and later, and to Visual Studio 2013. The installation of Web Essentials is not required to benefit from this feature.The Visual Studio LESS Editor respects @import statements, and can ...

HTML Editing Features in Visual Studio 2013 RC

Several interesting features have been added to the new HTML editor in Visual Studio 2013 RC since the VS 2013 Preview release. See HTML Editing Features in Visual Studio 2013 Preview for a rundown of the Preview features. CSS Class and ID IntelliSense In the Preview release, the new HTML editor did not implement CSS Class IntelliSense, ...

Update: Knockout IntelliSense Highlight Bug Fix

In an earlier blog post on June 24th entitled Knockout IntelliSense Highlighting Bug Fix I described a bug fix in the Knockout IntelliSense feature. In that post I recommended installing Windows Azure SDK for .NET (VS 2012) – 2.0 to acquire the fix since it did not make it into any of the Visual Studio Updates for 2012. Several customers...

HTML Editing Features in Visual Studio 2013 Preview

The Preview Release of Visual Studio 2013 contains a surprising addition: a brand new HTML editor! In fact, VS 2013 contains two HTML editors. The story’s a little complicated, so this article will do its best to simplify the matter. Visual Studio 2012 included a brand new CSS editor, implemented entirely in managed code and highly ...

Knockout IntelliSense Highlighting Bug Fix

We introduced Knockout IntelliSense in Visual Studio 2012 for web projects with KnockoutJS included, and fixed a few bugs in VS Update 1 and 2. However, one bug was not fixed in VS Update 2 and is still frequently reported: the highlighting region can shift around as the page is edited: This bug was fixed and release in Web Tools ...

Disabling Knockout Intellisense

Update 4/4/2013: This problem is fixed in Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 (VS2012.2). If the internal JavaScript engine could not figure out the IntelliSense in one second, VS will time out instead of keep evaluating (which in some cases can slow down VS significantly).  If it happens, some KnockoutJS IntelliSense will not be shown in the editor...

Knockout Intellisense in ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 RC

WTE (Web Tools Extension) 1.2 RC is part of the ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 RC and it’s available for download from http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=36053. Knockout Intellisense is an exciting new feature in WTE 1.2 RC.  Knockout is a declarative JavaScript MVVM system for client-side data binding.  ...