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Visual Studio 2005 text editor

Posted on 2016-11-24
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How can I change the appearance of the Text Editor in VS2005 so it formats correctly for JavaScript?
For example, if I use "//" to comment out a line of code, it should show the line with a Green colour and not trigger Intellisense to show an error.

Hope I am being clear. Thanks!
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by:Giuseppe "Pino" De Francesco
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I'm unaware of such settings in VS2005, but the question is: why are you using such an old version? In VS2015 (current version) JavaScript is fully supported, even the intellisense: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2015/06/10/javascript-editor-improvements-in-visual-studio-2015/
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by:SOTA
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Is VS2016 free?
There is also VS2017 in many flavours. Free?
Have to ask. Thanks.
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Giuseppe "Pino" De Francesco earned 500 total points
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YES! Unlike older versions, VS2015 Community Edition is FREE and has the same characteristics of the Pro version. It's available here: https://www.visualstudio.com/downloads/

This is the new Microsoft policy, all individual developers can enjoy the Community Edition for free :)
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by:SOTA
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Wow! Shocking actually. ;-)
Thanks so much Giuseppe "Pino" De Francesco!!!
Cheers,
Russ :)
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Wonderful service!! Thanks!!
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You are welcome :)
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OK...I just installed VS2016. I selected JavaScript as my environment and it does not correctly show the code. Is there something I am missing?
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Ha! I just fixed the issue! And, it works in VS2005 as well.
Tools>Options>Text Editor>File Extension>aspx extension with JavaScript Editor

Yay!!!
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by:Giuseppe "Pino" De Francesco
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Hi, Visual Studio 2016, is not the full Visual Studio, it's called Code. You need Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition, here's the direct link: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=691978&clcid=0x409
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Got it...thanks!!!!
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