Markdown Mode

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A language service for editing Markdown files.

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4/21/2014
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by p3p3pp3 | August 21 2014

Amazing !

by terwer | March 29 2014

Well done,Thank you,it helps me a lot.

by WhatIsHeDoing | January 23 2014

Does exactly what it says on the tin. Thanks!

by Koray Balci | January 16 2014

by Doug Domeny of Newforma | December 02 2013

by Itai Bar-Haim | October 31 2013

Works pretty good. The only drawbacks are image support (no relative path makes it impossible to store images on source control) and links opening in the preview window, instead of the default system browser or at least a new VS panel.

by mpicker0 | May 17 2013

Works right out of the box. No problems whatsoever. Thanks!

by Gregg B. Jensen | March 25 2013

This is a great tools for working with Markdown in Github. The only improvements I could see are table support and real-time updating instead of on save. Excellent work.

by subkamran | January 31 2013

Great but I really wish it have the option of calling GitHub to parse the markdown. Really love GH-flavored Markdown and the stylesheet. This is what Markdown Preview for Sublime Text allows and it rocks.

by jbuedel | January 30 2013

This extension is excellent. Installed flawlessly. The combination of syntax highlighting and live preview is killer. All my readme.txt's are getting converted to readme.md files today!

by John Calvert | January 23 2013

Great extension, easy to install and use, and rapid response from author when I needed help.

Would be useful for newbies to Markdown if the editor window integrated a link to online reference and/or had a basic style gallery picker.

by Edward D. Brey | December 06 2012

by brianpeiris | July 12 2012

Very useful and well made.

by fates.joker | May 28 2012

Excellent VS extension! If you're not including .md files in your solutions instead of old school readme.txt files then you're way behind the curve.

The extension works flawlessly and is really thoughtfully designed. I love the live preview mode.

Please, please, please keep up support for this extension with new versions of VS!

by Rami AbuGhazaleh | May 15 2012

Just what I needed and works better than expected! Thank you very much! :)

by 汤金华 | March 21 2012

Awsome!!! It'll be better, when preview can use the custom css

by Bill OR | December 22 2011

This crashes every single time for me. If you use a minus sign for the bullet marker, it crashes VS. It seems like it would be a nice tool, but I guess I'll uninstall it until it's fixed.

by Ian Davis | August 23 2011

by Mikhail Brinchuk | August 02 2011

by Jørn Schou-Rode | July 20 2011

Highlighting of keywords is cool, but this plugin takes it one step further and "renders" as you type. Headers gets a larger font size, code goes in a monospace font, links becomes underlined. Sleek, sexy, awesome!

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  • need table support !
    2 Posts | Last post Wed 12:48 AM
    • First Header  | Second Header
      ------------- | -------------
      Content Cell  | Content Cell
      Content Cell  | Content Cell
    • Same here. It looks like the tables aren't rendering in Markdown Preview.
  • Code blocks
    1 Posts | Last post September 04, 2014
    • A frequently used style (by me anyway) doesn't seem to be supported by this plugin.
      
      ```
      this is a multi line code block
      with lots of interesting stuff
      that I want formatted in monospaced fonts 
      (which syntax highlighting ~would~
      be cool, but just the preview correct would 
      be awesome.
      ```
      
      The "normal" indent code samples by 4 spaces works. Any plans for working on this tool? It would be handy to have this in VS while working on Windows.
      
      A quote from another .md implementation:
      
      "Blocks of code are either fenced by lines with three back-ticks ```, or are indented with four spaces. I recommend only using the fenced code blocks -- they're easier and only they support syntax highlighting."
      
      https://github.com/adam-p/markdown-here/wiki/Markdown-Cheatsheet
      
      Anyway, ~your~ spelling checker is one of the first things I install in VS and it has been a serious boon for my VERY poor spelling.
  • Underlining Headers Does Not Work Sometimes
    1 Posts | Last post June 12, 2014
    • First of all, thank you for this fantastic extension.
      
      I found an issue that happens quite often(not always happening though. Quite strange). When I make a .md file (ex: TODO.md), I tend to write Header1 and Header2 as underlining style. For example, 
      
      # Header1: it works properly!
      
      Header1: it doesn't work properly.
      =======================
      
      Header2 underlining style syntax also has same phenomenon. This is not a big problem because in preview window it is rendered properly anyway. However, if you can review syntax highlighting feature and check the underlining header styles out, it will be a big favor for me and everyone else.
      
      Once again, thank you for a great work!
  • Preview window relative image paths
    4 Posts | Last post March 29, 2014
    • When I make a reference to a relative file ![Link](Images/file.jpg) it is not rendering correctly. I'd like to keep my images and other files relative to the .mkd file I'm creating so I can create relative links. Is there a way to do this?
    • I would like to second Ilya's request for relative path images.
    • Github already supports relative links to pages and images. 
      
      It would be great to have relative links supported by this extension.
    • I have sent a pull request to Noah on GitHub with a fix today. Looking at the repo activity there are others that are working to fix this as well. I hope we will have an update some time soon :)
  • Sounds perfect..
    2 Posts | Last post November 10, 2013
    • Does it support VS2013?! :)
    • 2.5 should now support VS2013. Let me know if you run into any issues, thanks!
  • Nothing happened after install
    2 Posts | Last post September 06, 2013
    • Looking to use this tool on my team, we all run VS2012 Pro and are having the same experience.
      
      -Installed the tool
      -Re-loaded visual studio
      -Double click any .md file from Source Control Explorer
      -Files still appear in the default format as if the tool has not been installed.
      
      We must be missing something, appears plenty of others here are using this without issue
      
    • Please disregard.  It appears that it had to do with the format of the .md file causing it to not be recognized.  I opened a README.md file I found elsewhere and it worked.
  • Custom style
    1 Posts | Last post May 16, 2013
    • Can I apply custom style to the http output. 
      How can i change colors and fonts in the editor? 
  • Null Reference Exception in VS 2010 when opening README.md
    4 Posts | Last post January 22, 2013
    • When I open a README.md file I get the msg "Visual Studio has encountered an exception. This may be caused by an extension." VS remains open, file seems editable.
      
      The VS ActivityLog.xml file contains these entries:
      
      403  New Tagger [#RF] created for file: C:\inetpub\www\travel-dev\README.md   VSCommands
      404  ParserType = NotSupported   VSCommands
      405 ERROR System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at JScriptPowerTools.Shared.VsServiceManager.GetService(ITextBuffer buffer, Guid serviceGuid) at JScriptPowerTools.Shared.VsServiceManager.GetScriptColorizer(ITextBuffer buffer) at JScriptOutliningExtension.OutliningTaggerProvider.CreateTagger[T](ITextBuffer buffer) at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Text.Tagging.Implementation.TagAggregator`1.GatherTaggers(ITextBuffer textBuffer)   Editor or Editor Extension
      406 ERROR System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at JScriptPowerTools.Shared.VsServiceManager.GetService(ITextBuffer buffer, Guid serviceGuid) at JScriptPowerTools.Shared.VsServiceManager.GetScriptColorizer(ITextBuffer buffer) at JScriptBraceMatchingExtension.JScriptBraceMatchingTaggerProvider.CreateTagger[T](ITextView textView, ITextBuffer buffer) at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Text.Tagging.Implementation.TagAggregator`1.GatherTaggers(ITextBuffer textBuffer)   Editor or Editor Extension
      407 ERROR System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at JScriptPowerTools.Shared.VsServiceManager.GetService(ITextBuffer buffer, Guid serviceGuid) at JScriptPowerTools.Shared.VsServiceManager.GetScriptColorizer(ITextBuffer buffer) at JScriptWordHighlighterExtension.HighlightWordTaggerProvider.CreateTagger[T](ITextView textView, ITextBuffer buffer) at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Text.Tagging.Implementation.TagAggregator`1.GatherTaggers(ITextBuffer textBuffer)   Editor or Editor Extension
      
      I'm running VS 2010 Pro SP1 v10.0.40219.1.
    • Looks like an issue in JScriptPowerTools, based on the callstack. You should probably ask them about it, since I don't have access to their source.
    • Right you are, I disabled the 5 JScript Power Tools extensions and the MD file opens no error. I forgot I even had that installed. I'll take the issue to their discussion board. Sorry I didn't troubleshoot that more at my end before posting.
    • No worries :) Just reply here if you get any more information back from those guys about what, if anything, could be done in this extension to avoid the issue. Thanks!
  • Javascript Files
    2 Posts | Last post October 29, 2012
    • I use Nocco, a .Net port of Docco, which creates html docs from JS files with markdown.
      
      Could you add JS files to the extensions list that Markdown Mode supports?
    • If there is a standard extension for it (.mkjs or something?), I could add it. In the meantime, you can download the extension (https://github.com/noahric/markdownmode) and modify ContentType.cs to include the new extension, something like:
      
      [Export]
      [ContentType(Name)]
      [FileExtension(".mkjs")]
      public static FileExtensionToContentTypeDefinition MarkdownJSFileExtension = null;
  • "Busy" mouse indicator
    2 Posts | Last post August 01, 2012
    • I have noticed that when using MarkdownMode the mouse pointer will often turn the the busy pointer even when I'm not doing anything. It seems to intermittently just start consuming CPU resources. Is this a known problem? I am using Visual Studio 2010.
    • I'm not sure why it would happen when you aren't active, but I do know that the embedded IE instance can set the mouse cursor busy, so it's possible that something on the preview page is doing it (assuming the preview tool window is open). If the preview tool window isn't open, then I have no idea, sorry :(
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