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  1. Add support for BabelJS (6to5)

    6to5 (now BabelJS) is becoming the new standard for raw ES6 transpilation, producing more readable code than Traceur. Web essentials should add support for BabelJs by using a configurable extension.

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    • 148 votes
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      • less and js compilation on vs 2015

        It was suggested before, and marked as completed.
        But the suggested tools are not working like WE did (compiling less or minifying js when existing files exist), and takes away from the integration my team had when we all used vs 2013.
        Yea, gulp/grunt will be better, but for that my team needs to learn it, and for now they just rather stay with vs 2013 and do things like they know how.
        Please keep this feature, even as an option that is turned off by default.

        6 votes
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        • Support solution-specific tslint.json settings

          I've tried creating a file besides my web project, without success. I've tried creating a file besides my solution file, without success.

          This is a necessary feature since we want to tweak the rules in a team environment.

          3 votes
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          • restore less compilation on save/build for vs 2015

            Less compilation should continue to work for older asp projects. ie not asp vnext..

            I cannot find any way to compile the less files in these.

            22 votes
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            • Add an option to omit generated files (css, etc) from the Visual Studio project.

              This is a serious limitation. Forcing the CSS to always be included in the project causes it to be part of source control management - causing a lot of changes being tracked in source control that DO NOT need to be tracked, merged, etc. This could be an optional setting with the default being the current functionality. Take a look at TypeScript for an example. The TS file is included in the project, but the JavaScript is not included. This makes sense because JS files are part of the build and the developer should be focused on TypeScript. The same…

              143 votes
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              • Feature request - Ability to invoke Web Essentials features from MS Build

                I have 2 questions.

                1) Is there a plan to provide the ability to invoke Web Essentials features via MS Build? If so when would this happen. In my opinion this is an important feature. For example we would like to treat the output of the JS bundles like we do DLLs and not check in that auto generated output. At this time we are forced to check it into source control and trust that when developers check in their JS changes that they also check in the minified JS changes as well which I think is a risk. I…

                12 votes
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                • Option to have Global stylesheet for Markdown formatting

                  Right now, the only way to accomplish this is to create a solution level item. While this is good in its own way, it also is a pain point to do this for every solution. Further, it creates an extra solution item that is not related to the actual code. On one hand it allows easy propagation of settings but on other hand, forces you to create them even if you don't want to enforce it.

                  Would be nice to have a global stylesheet which can be overridden by a solution specific one, if needed.

                  6 votes
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                    completed  ·  3 comments  ·  Admin →
                  • 14 votes
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                    • Add Aurelia support

                      I know it is early days for Aurelia, but I think it has great potential, and any support early on would be a great help.

                      3 votes
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                      • Please, make it work in VS Express 2013 for Web Update 4

                        Web essentials doesn't install to VS Express 2013 for Web Update 4 for now, and if I edit extension.vsixmanifest and install it anyway - it crashes Visual Studio.

                        15 votes
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                        • Command line tool for recompiling bundles

                          It will be nice to have ability to recompile bundles on the server with some kind of simple command line tool without need to install visual studio and web essentials.

                          96 votes
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                          • Make the browser link toolbar accessibility compliant

                            The current browser link toolbar that appears at the bottom of the page fails the WCAG2 accessibility tests because the two images in it don't have alt tags. This causes 2 errors when checking locally for compliance using HTML_CodeSniffer ( http://squizlabs.github.io/HTML_CodeSniffer/ ). It would be great if alt tags could be added so these errors don't occur.

                            Or even better, combine accessibility checking in Web Essentials

                            3 votes
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                            • Update SASS to version 3.3

                              Trying to utilise the new map data structure but it won't compile.

                              (http://thesassway.com/news/sass-3-3-released#maps)

                              Don't really know how it all works but I assume the Sass compiler bundled in WE is out of date? If so would be great to see an update.

                              Example code:

                              $map: (key1: Red, key2: Green, key3: Blue);

                              .test {
                              background-color: map-get($map, key1);
                              }

                              Which should result in:

                              .test {
                              background-color: red;
                              }

                              64 votes
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                              • Add ability to crunch images

                                Fiddler has a new feature that can show you images have have a lot of bloat. Metadata and poorly compressed files are everywhere. It would be nice if Web Essentials could scan your project for these files and potentially fix or offer suggestions for issues it finds.

                                3 votes
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                                • Base64 image conversion support inside of src tags

                                  Base64 image conversion was created for CSS url but it was not included in for <img src="foo.svg usage.

                                  I believe it should be added for consistency sakes.

                                  8 votes
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                                  • add option to disable browser compatibility warnings in CSS

                                    with the advent of the wonderful autoprefixer, now that I don't need to put all the vendor specific CSS rules in, I have zero need to see browser compatibiity warnings in the editor ("Add missing vendor specifc properties...). Please add an option to turn this off, since it is no longer needed with autoprefixer enabled.

                                    27 votes
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                                    • Provide support for ESLint

                                      ESLint - http://eslint.org/ - is a JavaScript linting tool that supports plugins meaning that folks can write their own linting rules.

                                      This allows people to write framework/library-specific rules or team-specific rules that wouldn't be implemented by more general purpose tools like ESLint.

                                      76 votes
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                                      • Add ReactJS JSX support

                                        React JSX has embedded html in javascript. Provide support for JSX syntax in javascript.

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                                        • RTL: Support generating right-to-left CSS

                                          It would be great to be able to generate RTL version of project CSS files (on build or on save), I would suggest using RTLCSS: https://github.com/MohammadYounes/rtlcss

                                          58 votes
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