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Web Essentials 2017

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Download the extension at the VS Marketplace or get the nightly build

The easiest way to set up Visual Studio for the ultimate web development experience. Requires Visual Studio 2017 Update 8 or newer.

See the change log for changes and road map.


After installing the Web Essentials and restarting Visual Studio, the following extensions will be installed:

If you already have one or more of these extensions installed, Web Essentials will not re-install them. It will simply just skip them.

Honorable mentions

These extensions are not included, but they are likely to be of interest.

Suggest new extensions

If you know of any good extensions that you think would benefit web developers, then log an issue with the suggestion on the GitHub issue tracker.


Check out the contribution guidelines if you want to contribute to this project.

For cloning and building this project yourself, make sure to install the Extensibility Tools extension for Visual Studio which enables some features used by this project.


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