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JSDoc support in Visual Studio


Hi all,

Is there a way to get the JSDoc help to appear in Visual Studio when coding? TypeScript is showing us the method signatures just fine, but we carefully document all of our core classes and they appear to just be ignored at the moment.

This is just while editing. I've worked out how to export the comments to our js files on build, but we really want to see those comments during coding in the help pop-ups that appear already but seem limited just to data types.

On a similar note can VS not yet auto-generated documentation for TypeScript files? I mean at edit time, inside the IDE. In a C# app you start off the comment block and it auto-fills it all ready for you to edit. But that doesn't appear to work for ts files.


Closed Jan 24, 2013 at 4:43 PM by jonturner
This feature was included in the 0.8.2 release.


borekb wrote Nov 7, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Related discussion:

I would very much prefer JSDoc over VSDoc too, similarly to most people on that thread.

novaleaf wrote Jan 8, 2013 at 6:44 AM

nabog's suggestion (post from Dec 2nd) in that discussion is extremely excellent, and I hope typescript provides that plus parsing of "normal" JSDoc's

WayneBloss wrote Sep 15, 2013 at 11:19 PM

I would prefer VSDoc over JSDoc, similar to most developers that have been using Microsoft tools for the past decade.

Thank You.

lenfocus wrote Dec 17, 2013 at 9:39 AM

VSDoc is easy to add IntelliSense for JavaScript, but there is no way to generate HTML documentation as JsDOC does. Because of this limitation, I am still exploring the conversion tool from VSDoc to JSDoc.