We just recently started upgrading to Visual Studio 2013 in the project I’m currently working on, and with VS 2013 comes Web Essentials 2013, an extension that’s truly essential for web development.
Now, I like to use the LESS framework when writing CSS, and have been using Web Essentials 2012 for some time. One of the nice things about LESS and Web Essentials 2012 was that it automatically generates a minified version of the CSS file for you, and that’s pretty sweet.
Now, one of the first thing we noticed in VS 2013, was that modifying and saving our LESS files no longer generated a minified version of that file.
At first we thought it might be a bug, but when exploring the toolbar menu for Web Essentials (new to 2013), we found an interresting button:
Perhaps the best thing about the created settings file is that it is automatically added as a solution file, and picked up by the source controller. So once configurated, we can just check in the file and let everyone in the team get the correct behaviour automatically.