JScript Editor Extensions for Visual Studio

Microsoft have done a really good job by giving developers a great environment to do their work in; namely the Visual Studio suite with all its variants. This IDE’s intellisense is one of its strongest points, but anyone that’s tried to write javascript code has probably felt a bit lost.

Intellisense, brace-highlighting, current variable highlighting, code comments…all gone….until now!

Microsoft Corp has just released JScript Editor Extensions, a Visual Studio extension that enables all of the above, along with code outlines. I admit it’s nothing revolutionary compared to other well-established web-IDE’s, but it’s still great to have extended tooling support within Visual Studio itself.

Here’s a look at what the IDE looks like with bracing support and outlining. Notice the collapsed ‘complete’ and ‘success’ functions

Brace-highlighting, collapsible code

 

 

Head over to the Visual Studio Gallery and try out JScript Editor Extensions.

 

Interactive jQuery tester

Interactive jQuery tester

I dug this link up the other day, and thought I’d spread the love 🙂

If you’ve ever had debugging issues with your jQuery selectors. Or would like to experiment a bit then the Interactive jQuery tester is a great solution. You paste your HTML, then type in the selectors. The elements that are actually selected are then highlighted, which gives instant feedback.

Hope you find this as useful as  I have in the past.