WebStorm 11 EAP, 142.4148: encode HTML symbols, Meteor, TypeScript 1.6 features

A new Early Access build for WebStorm 11 (142.4148) is now available for download.

You can learn about the new features and improvements already available in WebStorm 11 EAP in our previous blog posts:

  • WebStorm 11 Early Access Program: TypeScript 1.5, support for tsconfig.json, TSLint integration, Yeoman integration, new Node.js inspections, support for debugging Webpack, option to run single Mocha test, flame charts in V8 CPU profiler and more.
  • WebStorm 11 EAP, 142.3805: Improved HiDPI support for Windows and Linux, clickable links in comments, breadcrumbs in Stylus files.
  • WebStorm 11 EAP, 142.4723: code style for chained methods, React and TypeScript 1.6 support improvements.

Encode HTML special symbols

WebStorm can now help you encode (or escape) special symbols in your HTML code replacing them with HTML entities that start with &. Quick and easy!

Select a symbol or a block of code and call Encode XML/HTML Special Characters from the menu Edit or from the Find action menu (invoked with Cmd-Shift-A on OS X or Ctrl-Shift-A on Win and Linux).


Improvements in Meteor support

Once you open a Meteor project, all the Meteor packages will be automatically added to the list of External Libraries that IDE uses to provide coding assistance.
If you add a new Meteor package to your project, it will also be added to that list. No additional steps are required.

WebStorm now supports angular-meteor. All .ng.html files in the Meteor project are treated as HTML files and not Handlebars so that you can enjoy a top-level support for AngularJS that WebStorm offers.


WebStorm is also ready to support Meteor 1.2 including React and ECMAScript 2015.

TypeScript 1.6: intersection types and type guard functions

The IDE has added a support for two TypeScript 1.6 features: intersection types and type guard functions.



Other things worth mentioning are:

    • Performance improvements in React support;
    • Option that adjusts IDE color for those with red-green color deficiency: you can enable that in Preferences | Appearance and Behavior | Appearance.

The full list of addressed issues is available in the release notes.

Download WebStorm 11 EAP (build 142.4148). Patch update from the previous EAP build, 142.3805 is available.

Please report your feedback to our issue tracker. To get notifications of new EAP builds as they become available, subscribe to the EAP channel in Preferences | Appearance & Behavior | System Settings | Updates.

Develop with pleasure!
– JetBrains WebStorm Team

About Ekaterina Prigara

Ekaterina Prigara is WebStorm product marketing manager at JetBrains. She's passionate about new technologies, UX and coffee.
This entry was posted in Early Access Preview and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

30 Responses to WebStorm 11 EAP, 142.4148: encode HTML symbols, Meteor, TypeScript 1.6 features

  1. IgorG says:

    intersection types and type guard functions links both point to same direction

  2. Jonathan says:

    Hi there,

    you mentioned Typescript 1.6 features.
    Is Typescript JSX support although part of the new WS 11-Release?

    see: https://github.com/Microsoft/TypeScript/wiki/Roadmap


  3. Umed says:

    nice job!

  4. Nicolas says:

    Please can you better document how to parameterise webStorm for ES2017/node development, including debugging with good lines used in the debugger, mocha debugging, code coverage.

  5. Umed says:

    Great improvements of typescript support. But one of the feature I miss is auto-update tsconfig.json based on filesGlob (as its implemented in atom-typescript). its very annoying to update it manually on every file create/delete. Also good to have more enhanced refactoring capabilities (for example extract a single class (left others) from one file to another)

  6. Dmytro says:


    Do we have any chance to have without bundled JDK ? Bundled JDK killing my eyes with colors and fonts and I failed to make it look similar to Webstorm 10. To much contrast in colors and in fonts. OS X Yosemite 10.10.5

    • Ekaterina Prigara says:

      You can do it the following way: hit Cmd-Shift-A (search for action) and type Boot JDK then select the one you prefer better from the list of installed JDKs.

  7. James Trefry says:

    Will this version support local workspaces and integration with Visual Studio Online TFS?

  8. Some important features of TypeScript 1.6 are still missing for me.

    Vote for supporting JSX in TypeScript 1.6 (tsx files)

    Take a look: State of TypeScript 1.6 support in IDEs

  9. Wander says:

    Great job with TypeScript 1.6 !!!!

  10. Wander says:

    When do you guy plan to support TypeScript 1.6 ‘s import from node_module ?

  11. Caleb says:

    Excited for syntax help for the –experimentalAsyncFunctions flag. Hopefully coming up in the next EAP release as well?

    • Ekaterina Prigara says:

      Async/await syntax for JavaScript is already supported and will be supported in TypeScript as well in the next EAP build. Stay tuned!

Leave a Reply to Ekaterina Prigara Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *