IntelliSense for jQuery in Visual Studio

IntelliSense for jQuery in web forms

To enable IntelliSense for jQuey in a web form all you need to do is to reference the jQuery and Visual Studio will automatically enable IntelliSense for you. As seen in the image below I reference jQuery from a local file path and Visual Studio enables IntelliSense for me.


Just referencing the jQuery library file offers basic IntelliSense. As seen here.


In order to enable a richer experience you’ll need to add the Visual Studio documentation .js-file to your project. It’s important that it’s named with the same version as your jQuery library.


Having done this  you’ll have a richer IntelliSense for jQuery.


Note: if the vsdoc-file is in the same directory as your jQuery-library then adding the <script>-tag for the documentation isn’t necessary. Visual Studio will automatically discover it for you.  Also, do not ship the vsdoc-file into production. It is only meant for design-time.

IntelliSense in external js-files

To enable IntelliSense for jQuery in external js-files you’ll need to add a reference to the jQuery-library itself. Like the previous example you only need to add a reference to the vsdoc-file if it is placed in another folder than your jQuery-library. Otherwise Visual Studio will automatically discover it.



Download the jQuery-library and Visual Studio documentation files from here.

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