_references.js file’s auto sync option does not display in context menu


  • Not sure which forum this belongs to so thought I would start here.

    I have an ASP.NET MVC 4 project.

    Per this blog post, I added a _references.js to my scripts folder. When I right click the file, I don't see an option for "Auto sync javascript references".

    What must I do to enable the "Auto sync javascript references" option?

    There was also a msconnect issue filed on this a while back.

    Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2015
    Version 14.0.24720.00 Update 1
    Microsoft .NET Framework
    Version 4.6.01038

    Installed Version: Professional

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    • Edited by scott_m Tuesday, February 2, 2016 11:33 PM
    Tuesday, February 2, 2016 11:31 PM


  • Hi scott_m,

    I don't have the professional version now, but I test it using the VS2015 Enterprise and VS2015 community version with update 1. They all work normally.

    VS2015 community result:

    As far as I know, the professional version would support the features of community version. Could you test it in other VS2015 machine?

    Maybe you could re-download the VS2015 from the official site, and then re-install it again. Please use the "custom" setup option when you see the setup wizard. 

    Please also reset your VS settings, and then create a simple MVC app, test it again.

    TOOLS->Import and Export Settings Wizard->Reset all settings->select “No, just reset settings, overwriting my current settings”->Choose a Default Collection of settings.

    Best Regards,


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    Thursday, February 4, 2016 2:51 AM