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Important! Bundling, minification and compilation of LESS, Sass and CoffeeScript is not longer part of Web Essentials 2015.

Install the new extensions Bundler & Minifier and Web Compiler instead. Also, see this list of other web development extensions that might be of interest to you.

Web Essentials 2015

  • Markdown: Full GitHub flavor supported
  • Fixed annoying crash/hang in HTML class attribute
  • Various bug fixes
  • Markdown: Dot no longer triggers Intellisense (#82)
  • Markdown: Fixed issue with embedded JSON
  • HTML: Knockout comment outlining

Important!! Requires Visual Studio 2015 RTM

Important! Requires Visual Studio 2015 RC

Requires Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6

  1. Markdown support for C# code blocks
  2. Syntax highlighting to Markdown preview
  3. Fixed issue with Twitter card completion
  4. Updates to ZenCoding
  5. Added #region snippet to JavaScript
  6. Fixed duplicated CSS selector in media queries
  • Aurelia support
  • Light Bulbs in the HTML editor
  • Markdown editor now uses CommonMark.NET
  • Support for new JavaScript APIs in Intellisense
  • Intellisense and colorizing for Dockerfile
  • Accessibility fixes for the Browser Link menu
  • Removed features now built in to VS2015 CTP 6
  • Colorization of .gitignore
  • Bug fixes and tweaks
  • Works with Visual Studio 2015 CTP 5
  • Removed bunding, minification and image sprite support
    • Use Grunt or Gulp instead
  • Fixed Bootstrap btn validator
  • Fixed WE logo's background color in the Browser Link menu
  • Updated all the namespaces to match VS CTP 5
  • Added Grunt JavaScript snippets
  • Intellisense for grunt.loadNpmTasks("")
  • Added GruntFile.js now marked as build type "None"
  • Improved editor watermark logic
  • Added dynamic ARIA Intellisense in HTML
  • HTML <meta rel="logo"> validator
  • Updated editor watermark feature
  • Added Grunt/Bower install button in project context menu. See video
  • Intellisense for GulpFile.js
  • Intellisense for GruntFile.js

See video of Grunt and Gulp Intellisense

  • Moved editor watermarks to lower right corner

For the complete list of releases, go to the GitHub Release page of the project.

Web Essentials 2013

  • HTML region support for Knockout <!-- ko --> comments
  • Fixes and tweaks
  • Support for VS2013 Update 5
  • Fixes for CSS source map processing
  • Line/column consistency fixed for JS linters
  • Made Microdata validation optional
  • ZenCoding updated
  • Many, many bug fixes and tweaks
  • Fixes a crash in HTML class attributes

For the complete list of releases, go to the GitHub Release page of the project.