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I am building a lot of client-side heavy SPA-like apps with VS2010 and MVC3/4. VS2010 Javascript/HTML/CSS editing (mostly javascript) is interminably slow and sluggish. I'd love to use something like JetBrains' WebStorm to edit my .CSHTML files (with embedded javascript, etc. because I am using RAzor to pop in URL names, etc.)

WebStorm seems to have all of the things I want.. better language recognition ("intellisense") and the ability to integrate additional outside libraries into this (I'm using Kendo), etc.

Is this possible? How do you get WebStorm to recognize the @"" invoked Razor language inserts?

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

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Perhaps Microsoft's WebMatrix would better suited? Or Visual Studio 2012 Express Edition for Web. – rmac Oct 6 '12 at 9:49
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Webstorm is pretty server side agnostic. I would think that JetBrain would be silly to enter the ASP.NET space with an IDE at this point. You can see their other offerings with IntelliJ and RubyMine, PhpStorm, PyCharm - all avoiding ASP.NET and MVC.

They've got Resharper too which is a great VS add on.

My advice, get a faster computer or even a solid state hard drive. Javascript completion on my machine isn't slow at all.

Are you following the rules for including other libraries? That's also supported in VS10 and 12...

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I am getting HTML and JavaScript autocompletion for *.cshtml files in WebStorm like this:

Autocompletion in cshtml

All I did was to register '*.cshtml' as html files under Settings | Editor | File Types See:

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