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JSHint for Visual Studio and WebStorm

I recently had the need to setup using JSHint between both Visual Studio 2013 and WebStorm 9. Below are the steps I took to accomplish this task.

Must have Web Essentials installed to use in Visual Studio.

Either choose to "Create Global JSHint settings" from the Web Essentials Menu, or add the following files to the root of your project.

.jscsrc should look like this:
{
    "excludeFiles": ["**"]
}
Reason for this is to prevent this Linter from running, for some reason Web Essentials will use all of the Linters it can find, not just JSHint. By excluding all files here you tell WE to not use JSCS.

.jshintignore will hold definition of files that should be ignored for JSHint:
Scripts/vendor/**
Scripts/angularjs/**
Scripts/app/common/directives/vendorDirectives/**

.jshintrc contains settings for what you want JSHint to verify:
// Custom Globals
    "globals"       : { "angular": true, "_":  true }  
// additional predefined global variables
Make sure to list the globally defined variables that JSHint should not warn about.

WebEssentials-Settings.json contains the settings for Web Essentials:
"JavaScript": {
    "LintOnBuild": true,
    "LintOnSave": true,
    "LintResultLocation": "Message"
  },
These are the important field for Lint verification.

Once these files are setup and working in Visual Studio with Web Essentials, switch over to WebStorm for setup.


Choose Settings under the File Menu:
Navigate to Languages & Frameworks ->Javascript -> Code Quality Tools -> JSHint:
Select Enable and Use config files, then make sure to look for .jshintrc, which should be the default option:
JSHint messages will show up in JS files, with a hover message to explain the warning:

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