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No "Node.js Interactive Window" after install?

Dec 4, 2014 at 7:44 PM
I just installed VS Community 2013 and then NTVS 1.0 RC.
I already had Node.js v0.10.33 installed.
After the install I am doing the "Let's make sure everything installed OK" steps but I do not see the "Node.js Interactive Window".
I have reinstalled NTVS and tried starting/stopping VS several times, no luck.
Full version details below.
My machine is not too clean - have had several version of VS installed & removed over the past few years, still have VS 2010 Ultimate & VS 2012 Ultimate installed.
Help appreciated!

Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2013
Version 12.0.31101.00 Update 4
Microsoft .NET Framework
Version 4.5.50938

Installed Version: Professional

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SQL Server Data Tools 12.0.41012.0
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Dec 4, 2014 at 9:38 PM
OK, well, I did some playing about with VS 2013 and NTVS and it seems that this menu option is only available when you have a Node.js solution open.
So, not a big issue but could probably update the docs here:
Marked as answer by stevejam on 12/4/2014 at 1:38 PM
Dec 5, 2014 at 6:29 PM
Thanks for letting us know. I'm updating the docs, and filed an issue for the menu item not being available.