Get Web Essentials to work with TypeScript in Visual Studio 2013

When you install the Web Essentials plugin to your Visual Studio 2013 installation it is very probable that the next time you open a TypeScript project in Visual Studio the program will freeze and you cannot do any further action inside Visual Studio.

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How to place the elements of a list at the bottom of an absolute positioned parent element

Suppose you have a HTML-list and you want to place its elements at the bottom of a parent element which is positioned absolute in your website and also has a predefined height. Apart from that you also want the list to be scrollable, when not all elements can be shown inside the parent element.

Consider the following HTML code which solves these two problems:

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How to create a less function (mixin) and use it for implementing beautiful and customized CSS box-shadows

Less supports the creation of pseudo-functions that can be used as CSS-classes in your less files. Doing this way you can save multiple keystrokes, automate your stylings and avoid syntax errors.

Lets take a look at a function that automates the creation of CSS box-shadows and supports new browsers by making use of browser prefixes.

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How to exclude a file from TFS source safe in Visual Studio?

Often you want to include a file into one of your Visual Studio projects, but you do not want to check it in TFS. Such files can be for example .css files generated from sass or less files or JavaScript files created automaticaly after TypeScript files are compiled.

Visual Studio provides a way to perform this task. Unfortunately it is not as easy as it sounds…

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How to fix the "duplicate identifier" error in TypeScript

When working with TypeScript, there is a big chance that you will have to deal with a “duplicate identifier” error sooner or later.

But what exactly this error means? Read the error text again. Duplicate identifier. You are defining, with other words referencing, the same identifier (class, method, property) twice in your code.

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