Today, the Visual Studio team announced the release of CTP2 of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 . VS team added a few useful features and did some bug fixing in this update to improve the web development experience.
Read updates details in brief below, as announced by VS team:
New SASS project item and editor
We added LESS in VS2013 RTM, and we now have a SASS project item and editor. SASS editor features are comparable to LESS editor, include colorization, variable and Mixins IntelliSense, comment/uncomment, quick info, formatting, syntax validation, outlining, goto definition, color picker, tools option setting etc.
New JSON project item and editor
We have added a JSON project item and editor to Visual Studio. Current JSON editor features include colorization, syntax validation, brace completion, outlining, tools option setting and more.
LESS editor improvements
We added features including nested media queries, named parameter support, support for selector interpolation, support for semicolons as parameter separators, goto definition for @import, goto definition of variables and mixins.
Knockout IntelliSense upgrade
We added a non-standard KnockOut syntax for VS intelliSense, “ko-vs-editor viewModel:” syntax. It can be used to bind to multiple view models on a page using comments in the form:
- <!– /ko-vs-editor >
We also added support for nested ViewModel IntelliSense, so you may drill into deeply nested objects on the ViewModel.
<div data-bind=”text: foo.bar.baz.etc” />
New URL Picker in HTML, Razor, CSS, LESS and SASS pages
VS 2013 shipped with no URL picker outside of WebForm pages. The new URL picker for HTML, Razor, CSS, LESS and SASS editors is a dialog-free, fluent typing picker that understands ‘..’ and filters file lists appropriately for img’s and links.
Browser Link New Features
BrowserLink now supports HTTPS connections and will list that in Dashboard with other connections as long as the certificate is trusted by browser.
ASP.NET MVC 5.1.1, ASP.NET Web API 2.1.1 and ASP.NET Web Pages 3.1.1 are included
We announced ASP.NET MVC 5.1, ASP.NET Web API 2.1 and ASP.NET Web Pages 3.1 in January. We integrated that release with some minor bug fixes into VS 2013 Update 2 CTP2.
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