Mads has recently upgraded his tools to version 3. In version 3, he has removed his support for typescript, and he has detailed his reasons why.
I respect his reasons why he had done this. Its just a shame that the support for Typescript in Visual Studio is so substandard compared to what Mads has produced.
As at the time of writing this post, version 2.9 is still available for download here, but I like I am sure a lot of others are hoping that Microsoft updates their typescript support soon to duplicate what Mads has produced, or Mads can get typescript back in version 3.1 of his excellent tool.
Exactly the same situation here. We use TFS for source control, so checked-in TypeScript files means the .js files are read-only. So attempting to compile any TypeScript fails because it tries to write the .js files on any related .ts code. We could get around this by using “Compile all typescript” in WebEssentials, but 3.0 removed this. We can’t use VS2013 preview for the same reason, and have downgraded to WE 2.9. Once VS2013 launches it must solve this problem or we cannot upgrade. We also REALLY miss the side-by-side JS view – you knew if your code wasn’t compiling from that.
I have put up another post, https://thesoftwaredudeblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/23/visual-studio-and-typescript-part-2/, TypeScript support in Web Essentials is back as of the 15th Jan 2014.
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